Who we are

The UK’s National Weather Service. A Trading Fund within the Ministry of Defence, operating on a commercial basis under set targets.


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Our history

Timeline of interesting events in our history, from 1854 to the present day.

Met Office history

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How are we doing?

Measures used to assess performance and studies of high profile weather events.

More about our performance

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Corporate responsibility

Learn about our corporate responsibility targets, policies and performance.

Corporate responsibility

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Third sector

Helping UK society, international development and the environment.

Third sector

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Management structure

Details on our owners, the Met Office Board and our Executive.

Our management structure