Wholesale data categories

Wholesale data categories

As one of the world's leading global numerical weather prediction and climate modelling centres, we apply our scientific and operational expertise to produce accurate observational and forecast data both regionally and across a range of timescales.

Data categories

Wholesale data can be broadly split into the following categories:

  • NWP (Numerical Weather Prediction) Models

    Numerical Weather Prediction model data.
  • Observational data from UK and global marine observations

    Observational weather data.
  • Rainfall radar data covering the UK, Ireland and much of Europe

    Rainfall radar data available in a Met Office digital format (NIMROD) for which decodes are freely available.
  • Lightning strike detection location data for global, European and UK & Ireland domains

    The Met Office ATDNet (Arrival Time Difference Network) system is an automatic thunderstorm location network comprising seven autonomous outstations across Europe to sense lightning flashes over a wide and variable geographical area. The system is vertically polarised to detect mainly cloud to ground lightning.
  •  Satellite data

    The Met Office Data Wholesaling Manager is the UK Licensing Agent for EUMETSAT satellite data. Commercial entities and organisations who are domiciled in the UK  can obtain a license according to the conditions set by EUMETSAT. Educational and amateur users can register directly with EUMETSAT and obtain free electronic licences.
  • Media delivery services

    Media delivery services including data, forecasts, guidance and visualisation across all platforms and media.


We are a member of ECOMET, an Economic Interest Grouping, under Belgian law, located in Brussels and created in 1995. All data that can be used commercially is available under the ECOMET licence and listed in the ECOMET catalogue.  

What is the cost of wholesale data?

Owing to the wide range of wholesale data available, data is priced according to the wholesale data catalogue. Extraction, handling, service level, distribution and delivery costs may apply.

Contact us by filling in the form below, and we will be in touch to discuss your requirements.

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  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: 0370 900 0100 or +44 (0) 1392 885680 or email enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk
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Last updated: 2 September 2016

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