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The Met Office’s regulated services for aviation promote industry safety and include weather information via our Aviation Briefing Service. We are:

  • Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) designated to deliver meteorological services for the aviation industry
  • one of only two World Area Forecast Centres (WAFC) in the world for global en route weather information
  • one of nine Volcanic Ash Advisory Centres (VAAC) worldwide

Our commercial services to aviation focus on improving business efficiency for airlines, airports and air traffic control:

  • OpenRunway® – site-specific weather dashboard specifically designed for airport and airline operations
  • MetInsight® – remote briefing service for airlines
  • On-site meteorologist – embedded within your team to aid decision-making when weather is involved
  • Consultancy – bespoke weather and climate advice, research and scientific solutions to business issues
  • Training – the Met Office College hosts a wide range of training courses on aviation meteorology

Interested in our services for aviation? Speak to our team on 0370 900 0100 or email us at transport@metoffice.gov.uk.


Met Office works tirelessly for public safety at sea. We prepare routine marine forecasts and initiate warnings for the Marine and Coastguard Agency, which is responsible for the dissemination of Maritime Safety Information (MSI) and navigation warnings around the UK:

Our commercial services to the offshore sector help operators reduce exposure to risk and uncertainty related to weather and sea-state, so they can deploy resources efficiently, safely and on time.

We support all types of marine operations:

  • project planning
  • day-to-day operational support
  • route forecasts with SafeVoyage™

Interested in our commercial services for the offshore sector? Speak to our team on 01224 629805 or email us at marine@metoffice.gov.uk.

Surface Transport

For more than 25 years, we have been delivering key weather information to road and infrastructure decision-makers, so they can react to weather hazards and keep the public safe.

We provide 24/7 monitoring and operational support to:

We support rail operators by providing weather data services, research and consultancy and a range of specialist tailored forecasts for:

  • ice
  • strong winds
  • low adhesion (caused by leaf fall contamination and low levels of moisture on the rail)
  • overtopping (waves hitting the railway lines)

Interested in our services for road and rail? Speak to our team on 0370 900 0100 or email us at transport@metoffice.gov.uk.

CAV and MaaS

If you are active in the Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV), Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) and the Intelligent Mobility sectors, explore the capabilities and opportunities from our world-leading science, weather data and consultancy.

Find out how we can support you, speak to our team on 0370 900 0100 or email us at transport@metoffice.gov.uk.

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