Fellow FRMetS

Types of membership

Member from £71.00
For anyone with an interest in meteorology who wishes to support the objectives and goals of the Society.

Student and Early Careers £36.00
For full-time students of meteorology and related subjects, of any age, up until three years after you cease to be a registered student.

Fellow from £81.00
For those who make substantial contributions to meteorology and related sciences, whether as an observer, amateur enthusiast, academic, teacher, professional, business person, innovator or Society volunteer. 

Corporate from £500
Be part of a progressive Society and join other organisations committed to supporting meteorology as a science, profession and interest, and inspiring the next generation of meteorologists.

Please note: Memberships run from 1st January to 31st December.


Guidance for applicants for RMetS fellowship
Fellowship Application Form for Existing Members
Charter and By-Laws
Code of Conduct

Stay up to date with the latest news about weather and climate 

  • Online copy of our monthly in-house Journal Weather 
  • An additional fee to receive printed copies of Weather is available
  • Free online access to our full journal portfolio of eight titles, including Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, International Journal of Climatology and WIRES Climate Change
  • Exclusive Monthly Members Enewsletter with the latest news and events from the Society 


Raise your profile, share your views and connect with like minded professionals, enthusiasts, staff and volunteers

  • Join us at National Meetings and Conferences, online and in person, throughout the year
  • Join one of our Local Centres for regular informal meetings on a range of topics.
  • Join one of our Special Interest Groups to exchange information and views on specific areas of weather and climate.
  • Join our Council or a Committee to help run the Society
  • Volunteer with the Society, for example, as an editor for one of our Journals, and increase your skills.


Develop your career with our support

  • The Society is the only recognised authority able to award Chartered or Registered Meteorologist with our accreditation schemes
  • Use ACCSYS the Society’s online tool to create, manage and submit CPD reports and accreditation applications. 
  • Study for a vocational qualification
  • Take part in our mentoring scheme as a mentor or mentee (coming soon)
  • Access to grants and bursaries to finance expeditions, carry out research or attend meteorological conferences.
  • Recognition through our Awards, Medals and Prizes, 
  • Career opportunities through resources and advice plus our Jobs Board. 



  • Discounts for Society meetings and conferences.
  • Member discounts for our Book Endorsement Programme and in our online Shop.
  • Discounts for authors submitting to our Journals


Are you eligible for Fellowship?

Becoming a Fellow is for members who make substantial contributions to meteorology and related sciences, whether as an observer, amateur enthusiast, academic, teacher, professional, business person, innovator or Society volunteer.


How to become a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society

Fellowship of the Royal Meteorological Society is our highest level of membership. Fellows may use the post-nominals FRMetS as a statement of their standing in meteorology. Fellowship is open to anyone who satisfies the following two requirements.
Requirement 1. Has a formal academic qualification involving meteorology, or a vocational qualification in meteorology, or long involvement in a variety of meteorological activities at a professional level or as an amateur enthusiast.
Requirement 2. Makes substantial contributions to promoting meteorology as a science, profession or interest.
Applicants are required to provide two referees, at least one of whom must be a fellow of RMetS. A register of all Fellows can be found here. More details of how to apply are given in the ‘Guidance for applicants for RMetS fellowship’ document. For assistance with finding referees who are fellows please contact the membership team, membership@rmets.org

Complete an Online Application selecting a membership type of 'Fellows I FRMetS' or 'Fellows I FRMetS Weather Online Only'. In the event that your Fellowship application is unsuccessful you will either have the option to change to a 'Member' or have your Fellowship fee refunded in full.




Yes, people who do not have a professional interest in meteorology, but satisfy the requirements are encouraged to apply for fellowship.

Yes. Fellowship is available to those based in either the UK or overseas.

Yes. It is not necessary to already be a member of the RMetS before applying to become a fellow.

No. However, as part of the Code of Conduct, you are required to endeavour to keep abreast of relevant scientific and technical developments, and strive to improve your meteorological knowledge and competencies.

Just one. It is only necessary to meet one of the ten criteria (see Resources - Guidance for applicants for RMetS fellowship).  Applicants are discouraged from entering information against criteria that are not relevant to them, or in which they are less strong.

The role of the referees is to give their views about whether you satisfy the two requirements for fellowship, and verify that you satisfy the chosen criteria (described in the ‘Guidance for applicants for RMetS fellowship’). Your referees will be sent your application form. At least one of your referees should be a fellow of RMetS, a register of all Fellows can be found here. If you would like assistance in finding a referee who is a fellow please contact the Membership Manager at membership@rmets.org

There is a Fellowship Committee appointed by Council that makes decisions about the awarding of fellowships.

Yes.  Fellowship is open to people whose contributions to meteorology come from an interest or work in related subjects, including but not limited to, hydrology, oceanography and chemistry.