Network Weather Resilience (NWR)

Contents

  1. How to register for NWR
  2. What is NWR?
  3. Additional resources
  4. FAQs
  5. Service notices
  6. Statement of Operational Use

How to register for NWR

There are four main steps you will need to complete before gaining access to NWR:

  1. Check your organisation's eligibility to access the application and if your organisation has already been granted access.

Someone from your organisation may have already requested access to NWR and identified a superuser - please check internally if set-up has already been completed before proceeding further.

NWR is intended for use by a number of organisations - please check the following list to check your organisation's eligibility to use this application:

  • UK airlines
  • Global airlines operating in UK airspace
  • UK ATM
  • UK airports
  • Global airports which have connecting or destination flights in the UK

If you are unsure whether your organisation is eligible for NWR, please contact [email protected]

  1. Read our Statement of Operational Use and complete our online form to register your organisation.

Your organisation will require approval before gaining access to NWR. 

To do this, you will need to provide the email address you intend to use for this service, along with the email address of the intended “superuser” for your organisation and an optional back-up superuser. Email addresses must contain an organisation domain e.g. [email protected], personal email addresses will not be accepted. 

The superuser will have administration rights to set up NWR for your organisation’s network, including map set up with the airport data you need and threshold set up for RED/AMBER highlighting. It is useful to have another person acting as a back-up superuser should changes need to be applied to your organisation’s set up of NWR.

Superusers will usually fulfil the following job roles

  • Airports - Operations
  • Airlines - Dispatch and flight operations
  • Air Traffic Management - Airspace capacity management

Please note, if your organisation has already been set-up and superusers already identified the Met Office will not be able to process requests for additional superusers without the permission/removal of the existing superusers. Please contact the superusers within your organisation if you think you should be granted superuser access to NWR. They will then need to contact 0370 900 0100 or use the contact form opposite to inform the Met Office of the changes.

Following this initial registration, you will receive a confirmation email from the Account team to let you know initial organisational set-up has been completed and the superuser set, and you can now proceed to create an account as described below. 

  1. Create a Met Office NWR Account

Once step one has been completed, create a Met Office NWR account by using the 'Create a Met Office account' button on the log in page. View our step-by-step guide on how to create an account. Note: please use lowercase letters - the system is case sensitive. 

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  1. Log in to the Network Weather Resilience portal

Once superusers have created an account, they should log in and set up the NWR preferences (airports and thresholds) as soon as possible for their organisation. Some tips on how to do this are available on our Resources Page. 

Once these changes have been made, all general users can then create an account and log in.

What is NWR?

NWR is a web portal which combines Met Office aviation data information with weather map data. The aim of NWR is to enable access to consistent UK met data for all stakeholders (airlines, airports and ATM) operating within UK airspace to optimise weather impact decision-making. This is being made available free-at-point-of-use, under the Met Office’s regulated remit, in agreement with the CAA.

Benefits

Features

Consistent information is available to all stakeholders in the air traffic system.

Navigational map

Valuable time can be freed up to focus on other tasks, by creating a watch list of priority or challenging airports/aerodromes. 

Web Map Services (WMS) Weather Layers

Minimise the impact of weather on operations by communicating changes to all within an organisation when they occur, using in-built notification alerts based on bespoke thresholds.

Watch List (METAR/TAF monitoring)

Take advantage of early contingency planning, real-time data allows more informed decisions based on the most recent forecasts and observations.

Weather Forecast Products) – LVP matrix and CB/TS forecast PDF reports

More effective weather impact decision making is enabled using map layers (such as RADAR and satellite imagery) helping to identify areas which could be more adversely affected. 

Airport List, to tailor location data on the map

Minimise reputational impact by providing customers with advance notification of delays or cancellations using real-time data to avoid unnecessary journeys.  

Significant Weather Highlighting (METAR/TAF)

 

Circle/Square Point Signifier on map 

Additional resources

We have created a number of additional resources for you to learn how to use NWR:

  • Demo videos
  • User guide

Visit our resources page to learn more.

FAQs

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions on our FAQ page. If the answer to your question is not there, please use the contact form opposite or call 0370 900 0100 to speak to one of the team for support.

Service notices

Read the latest system notices and release notes for NWR by visiting our service notices page.

Statement of Operational Use

Read and understand our Statement of Operational Use.

Technical specification

NWR has been primarily developed for Google Chrome, but will also support Firefox, Safari and Edge web browsers. Support is also available for a range of devices, including desktop, iPhone and Android mobile and tablet devices. If you experience any problems, please complete the contact form opposite.

Stay updated

You can stay up to date with all our aviation services including NWR by following our Aviation Services LinkedIn page.

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