The Met Office launches the Public Weather Media Service
The Public Weather Media Service (PWMS) is a package of free (under licence) UK weather services, for eligible UK Broadcasters who sign up to the service, which is delivered by media-specialist Met Office forecasters. It provides Broadcasters with Met Office public weather service information for the UK (forecasts, weather warnings, observations, guidance, scripts and services), tailored for Broadcast media.
The Public Weather Service Customer group (PWSCG) tasked the Met Office to maintain reach and increase trust and engagement of the UK public with Public Weather Service forecasts and warnings. PWMS helps with this objective and ensures value for money and quality of service to the public.
The service is available to eligible UK Broadcasters. This is because providing Broadcasters with the PWMS will help deliver on the PWSCG's requirements and assist the Met Office's public task. In addition, the UK Broadcasters reach the vast majority of the UK public.
The public will benefit by having improved access to authoritative forecasts and warnings from a trusted source. Importantly, because our forecasts are used to inform cross government and emergency response this will increase public access to forecasts which are consistent with those that local, regional and national decision-makers use.
Broadcasters will benefit because they will:
For more information about this service or if you would like to be involved in its development please contact email@example.com
Last updated: 3 October 2016