Observations are a critical part of what we do, as well as telling us what's happening at the current moment, they also play a vital role feeding into our computer models to ensure we produce the most accurate forecast possible.
Meteorological measurements are made in a variety of ways from many different locations over the United Kingdom and around the world. They meet a wide number of requirements which include:
The pages linked to below detail how and where we take our observations, alongside the equipment used.
Last updated: 9 November 2015