The NSWWS is produced by the Met Office as a part of our commitment to the Public Weather Service.
This requirement is defined in the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.
The warnings are issued for two purposes.
Responders (1 above) are classified into two categories.
This online registration system is designed for Category 1 and Category 2 responders on the whole. It enables you to register for the NSWWS and keep your details up to date. This new system will enable you to register up to 12 recipients. Each recipient is able to choose the delivery method of the warning along with weather criteria and regions. The methods of delivery will now include fax, e-mail, SMS (alert) and ftp.
To ensure the warnings reach you in good time, it is essential that we have your latest contact information. Failure to update your details may result in non-delivery of severe weather warnings. This non-delivery ultimately impacts on the effective dissemination and management of the service. Please note, therefore, if we are unable to deliver severe weather warnings, on three consecutive occasions, to a recipient due to incorrect delivery details, we will remove that recipient from our delivery system.
The Primary Contact will be required to re-register this recipient if they still have a requirement for warnings. It is therefore imperative that all registration details are correct and up to date. Please check, on a regular basis, that the details we hold on your organisation are up to date. On a monthly basis an administration message will be issued to primary contacts as a reminder.
The Met Office stores any personal details in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.