General Aviation briefing services

GA Briefing services

A comprehensive range of free weather forecasts and actuals, agreed with the CAA and designed for private pilots.

We are continually aiming to provide you with the best service possible to improve safety, and are always looking to see how we can improve and refine our General Aviation services. Our entire range of forecasts and actuals for private pilots has now undergone an enhancement programme, and the new and improved service is now available for you to use.

It provides you with tablet and mobile friendly access to the most comprehensive UK aviation weather source available for pilots, and offers large benefits in terms of ease of use and access to the most up-to-the-minute information. We have also included a NEW aerodrome warnings service - available freely for private pilots for the first time.

Our new services are running on a new platform, so you will need to create a NEW account by clicking on the link below to re-register now.

Once you have registered and set up your new GA account, please log in

How will the changes affect you? Read more Changes and updates to General Aviation services

General Aviation services existing/previous version - please note - this product has now changed.
You can continue to use this product until further notice, but we would encourage you to re-register (see above) and start using our new mobile accessible GA briefing service.
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NB: The new service still offers you the opportunity to upgrade to receive additional subscription services, for £57.60 including VAT per year.

For details of premium upgrade versus the free services Why upgrade to Premium?

Briefing charts

  • Form F215: UK low-level weather chart providing a graphical display of areas of different weather plus text relating to surface visibility, weather and cloud up to FL100, updated four times a day.
  • Form F214: UK spot wind chart providing wind speed and direction and temperature for standard levels up to FL240, updated four times a day.
  • Form 414: European spot-wind chart providing wind speed and direction and temperature for standard levels up to FL240, updated twice a day.
  • Form F415: European low-level weather chart providing a graphical display of areas of different weather plus text relating to surface visibility, weather and cloud up to FL100, updated four times a day.

TAFs and METARs

  • Global TAF and METAR search: Get the latest global TAFs and METARs by searching either by ICAO indicator, a zoom-in map, an airport name or a nearby city.
  • TAF and METAR bulletins:  For popular areas - give quick and easy access to the latest airfield forecasts and actuals.

Statement of operational use for the general aviation briefing service 
The information available from the general aviation briefing service is intended only for aviation purposes for flights originating within the UK.
These data are made available for personal use only, i.e. they should not be passed on to other people or reproduced in any way. If you require briefing information for commercial purposes, please contact aviation@metoffice.gov.uk.

Last updated: 23 July 2015