About us

The Royal Meteorological Society is the professional and learned society for weather and climate.

The Society serves not only those in academia and professional meteorologists, but also those whose work is affected in some way or other by the weather or climate, or simply have a general interest in the weather.  The membership includes scientists, practitioners and a broad range of weather enthusiasts.

We administer the national vocational qualifications of the profession and under our Royal Charter pursue our purpose of the advancement of meteorological science.  As meteorological science has developed it has come to include not just the science of weather and climate itself, but the application of this to disciplines such as agriculture, aviation, hydrology, marine transport and oceanography, as well as the impacts of climate change and the interaction between the atmosphere and the oceans.

The Society was established on 3 April 1850 as 'The British Meteorological Society', and was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1866, when its name was changed to "The Meteorological Society".  The privilege of adding 'Royal' to the title was granted by Her Majesty Queen Victoria in 1883.  Amalgamation with the Scottish Meteorological Society took place in 1921.

  • Society aims

    The Royal Meteorological Society is the UK’s Professional and Learned Society for Weather and Climate.
    Society aims
  • People

    See Society members, staff and Council here.
    People
  • Local centres

    Like the Society itself, Local Centres are particularly dependent on the active participation of members.
    Local centres