Ministry of Defence Information Charter
The Ministry of Defence Information Charter sets out the standards that the Defence Community can expect from the Department when it requests or holds their personal information, how they can get access to their personal data, and what they can do if they do not think that standards are being met.
All information originating from the Met Office is subject to Crown Copyright. The Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO) has authorised the Met Office to license the use and reuse of its own information, subject to certain conditions. The Met Office issues such licences under terms and conditions which may include the payment of a fee.
Unregistered Public Sector Information Licence
These terms and conditions govern the use of material presented on this website, other than material for which we tell you that you must register or pay a fee to use.
Registered Public Sector Information Licence
These terms and conditions govern the use of free material provided through this website for which you must register.
The Met Office offers a number of products and services for which a chargeable licence fee will apply. Please see the 'Services' tab on this website for details of some of the services offered. To discuss access to information under these licences please contact the Customer Centre.
Exceptional concessions may be granted to organisations or individuals involved in public interest research (i.e. not for commercial gain), or for academic or educational purposes. Where a concession is granted to an organisation or individual, the same concession will be granted to like organisations or individuals in like circumstances. For further details contact the Customer Centre.
Access to information unavailable on our website
The Met Office aims to allow reuse of such material for no cost or as little cost as possible. The possibility of a licence fee being charged is assessed once the licence application has been received.
In order to request access to information, photographs, graphs, slides and similar material that is not displayed on this website, please complete our online application form. Your request will be assessed and answered within twenty working days, in accordance with The Re-use of Public Information Regulations 2005 .
The Met Office's Pricing Policy defines the overall framework from which the detailed prices are set.
The Met Office supports HMSO's Information Fair Trader Scheme (IFTS) and a statement on this has been signed by our Chief Executive. Licensing is carried out in accordance with the Delegation of Authority from HMSO, Competition Act 1998, European Union Law, and World Meteorological Organization Resolution 40. All Met Office licences are non-exclusive and conform to The Re-use of Public Information Regulations 2005 .
For more information on Crown Copyright policy and licensing arrangements please visit the Office of Public Sector Information website .
Freedom of Information
The Met Office is committed to openness and transparency in the conduct of its operations and to the sharing of information. This page sets out our commitments.