UK PSI re-use data categories
An explanation of the categories of Met Office data available.
Met Office data can be broadly split into the following categories:
NWP (Numerical Weather Prediction) ModelsNumerical Weather Prediction model data.
Observational data from UK and global marine observationsObservational data.
Rainfall radar data covering the UK, Ireland and much of EuropeRainfall 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 domainsThe 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 dataThe Met Office 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.
Global tropical cyclone tracks
The Met Office issues tropical cyclone guidance messages four times per day based on information from its global model
UK Seasonal Pollen Forecast Service and Historical Pollen Count data
Media delivery servicesMedia 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 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.
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