Met Office Weather Observations Website (WOW)

The Met Office's Weather Observations Website (WOW) allows you to share your weather observations, weather impacts and weather-related photos.

Weather vane. Photo: Andy Sier (copyright CEH)Watching the weather is a fun and educational activity. Join weather observers from around the world and upload your own observations to the Weather Observations Website (WOW). These observations can be ones you have recorded on an Automatic Weather Station (AWS) or just by looking out of the window or sending in a photo.

Weather observations and weather impact information is a valuable source of information for the Met Office. WOW allows you to view the weather forecast for the local area and compare your observations with others in the surrounding area and from the official Met Office observation network.

WOW can also be used to report the impacts the weather has on people’s lives, see whether the roads in your area have been flooded or if there’s a tree down on your way to work or school.

Reducing costs of home weather stations, together with improving data quality and the growing world of social networking now makes it relatively easy for you to get involved and record and share your weather observations.

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