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UK PSI re-use 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

Met Office 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 data.
  • Rainfall radar data covering the UK, Ireland and much of Europe

    Rainfall 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 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.

About ECOMET

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 data?

Owing to the wide range of data available, data is priced according to the UK PSI re-use 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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