The National Meteorological Archive houses the national memory of the weather. Our collections include books, diaries, records, charts and other materials relating to meteorology, climatology and weather forecasting. These encompass official Met Office records, which date from 1854 onwards, older records and publications which illustrate the development of the science of meteorology, and the archive of the Royal Meteorological Society. The aim of the archive is not only to preserve these original records but also to provide much greater access to and visibility of our unique collections.
These pages will introduce you to some of our greatest hidden treasures.
We also hold a great many published and unpublished series of data relating to various meteorological elements. Some of our most popular series have been scanned and are available here.
All of these and other digitised material can be found from our Digital Library & Archive
You can search the online catalogue for details of our holdings and link directly to any electronic content that is currently available.
Last updated: 4 October 2016