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Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to questions about the weather and forecasts, products and services, and units of measurement.

Severe weather impact links
The weather can impact on your everyday life in many ways — from what to wear to whether to travel.


Guide to weather information
Help is available to help you understand the weather information and view the forecasts.
Weather symbols key

Guide to warnings
Warnings are issued to help the public make informed decisions that protect their life, welfare and property in the event of severe weather.
Key to warnings

Guide to marine forecasts
Help is available to help you understand the marine weather information and view the forecasts.
Beaufort scale
Marine glossary

Guide to RSS feeds
The Met Office offers a range of feeds in XML format ("RSS Content") to RSS enabled browsers or news readers.

Guide to gadgets
The Met Office has developed weather gadgets for Windows Vista, Mozilla Firefox and iGoogle.

Guide to email alerts
Users can sign up for email alerts about specific topic areas of the Met Office public web site.