Observational data

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We provide observational weather data for professionals

All hourly UK land based observations are classified WMO Essential and are free of license fee.

Delivery is by complete bulletin only at a fee of €500 per year per individual bulletin.

Types of observational data

We provide both surface and marine observational data:

Surface data

We can provide 15 different bulletins, issued covering 24 hours and all WMO and MMS stations.

Our bulletins:

     List of bulletins List of surface data bulletins (PDF, 53 kB)

Information on each of our observation stations:

UK SYNOP station list - WMO numbered stations

     UK SYNOP station list - WMN numbered stations UK SYNOP station list - WMO numbered stations (PDF, 284 kB)

UK SYNOP station list - CDL (Climate Data Logger) numbered stations

     UK SYNOP station list - CDL numbered stations UK SYNOP station list - CDL numbered stations (PDF, 91 kB)

Global Marine Coded Observations

All of our marine observations are classified WMO essential and are free of licence fee.

Bulletins containing all available reports from ships, fixed and drifting buoys are:

  • SMV(A,B,C,D,E,F,J)01 EGRR - 00, 06, 12, 18 UTC (global)
  • SIV(A,B,C,D,E,F,J)21 EGRR - 03, 09, 15, 21 UTC (global)
  • SNVF21 EGRR - 01,02,04,05,07,08,10,11,13,14,16,17,19,20,22,23 UTC (North Atlantic)

Contact us

  1. For more information contact our data wholesaling manager. If you have a more specific request not covered by the products on these pages, please contact our Customer Centre on: 0870 900 0100 or 01392 885680 or email enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk
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Last updated: 18 December 2012