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Who we are

The Met Office is the UK's National Weather Service.

We have a long history of weather forecasting and have been working in the area of climate change for more than two decades.

We are a Trading Fund within the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, operating on a commercial basis under set targets. Our targets are verified and publicised in this section.

We employ more than 1,800 people around the world.

150 years

150 years 1 August 2011 is the 150th anniversary of the first public weather forecast published in The Times newspaper.

How are we doing?

How are we doing? Find out more about the accuracy of our forecasts, how they're measured and how we perform globally.

Corporate responsibility

Corporate responsibility We're committed to meeting our objectives in a sustainable way and acting in a positive manner in our dealings with our staff, customers, suppliers and the wider community.


Management We are a Trading Fund of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Find out how we are run, who owns us, and details on the Met Office Board…

Civil society

Civil society Helping UK society, international development and the environment.

Contact us

Contact us You can access our Customer Centre, any time of the day or night, by phone, fax or email. Trained staff will help you find the information you need.
Last Updated: 27 July 2011