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2021 membership renewals now open

Renew your RMetS membership today

23 November 2020

Your Society membership runs from 1st January to 31st December each year, so now is the time to start thinking about renewing your membership for 2021.

We hope that you are safe and well and have not been seriously affected by the impacts of the pandemic. We recognise there will be some challenging times ahead, so we have kept our 2021 membership subscriptions at the 2020 rates. We would love for you to continue your membership journey with the Society and stay with us into next year.

If you have chosen to pay by Direct Debit, we will let you know when we will be taking payment, but your membership will automatically renew.

Membership renewal notices

If we have your email address, we will send out your renewal notice by email between now and Christmas, so do check your inbox, including your junk folder. Please note the email will come from Royal.Meteorological.Society@dotmailer-email.com

Otherwise, we will send your renewal notice in the post.

Your renewal notice will contain information about your 2021 membership subscriptions and any journal or accreditation fees; however, you are still able to easily renew online, even without receiving your renewals notice. Please contact the membership secretary if you wish to change your subscription or journal options. 

How to renew your membership

The easiest and quickest way to renew your membership is online via your member dashboard. Just go to www.rmets.org and click on ‘Log-in’ in the top right corner of the website. (Note: If you are registering for the first time, you will need your membership number and the email address that you registered with us; please contact us if you are unsure of this).

If you wish to revise any of your requirements for journals or subscription, please contact us via email or telephone (0118 2080 142) prior to making payment. 

Gift Aid declarations

For 2021 renewals we are asking all members re-declare Gift Aid to ensure our records are up to date.

Gift Aid is a tax relief scheme that allows charities such as the Royal Meteorological Society to claim 25% of the tax already paid on all eligible donations and subscriptions made by a UK taxpayer. This means for every £1 you give we can claim an extra 25p in Gift Aid from the Government.

It couldn’t be simpler – just choose one of the following options:

  • Tick a box on your dashboard status
  • Tick a box when you renew your membership online
  • Return the gift aid declaration on the website
  • Or, email info@rmets.org to confirm your current Gift Aid status.

RMetS multi-journal app

We are pleased to announce that WIRES Climate Change has now been integrated into the RMetS multi journal app. Meaning that as a member you can now read all your favourite journal content, wherever you are, on your smartphone! The free app is available from the App Store or Google Play.

New membership benefit for 2021

From early 2021 members will also be able to access two further RMetS journals, for FREE, online via the Society’s website in the same way you would view Weather. Quarterly Journal - acknowledged as one of the world’s leading meteorological publications, and The International Journal of Climatology, which aims to span the well-established, but rapidly growing field of climatology, through the publication of research papers, short communications, major reviews of progress and reviews of new books and reports in the area of climate science.

Society highlights 2020

Your membership over the last year has been crucial to our success. Without your support we could not have delivered many of our activities and notable achievements that are highlighted here.

Membership Survey results

At the start of the year we ran our membership survey, which we do every three years. A summary of the survey findings can be found here. The results of this survey are being used to develop the next 3-year strategic plan, which will be launched in January 2021. Thank you to all of you who took the time to participate.


If you have not yet taken advantage of your membership benefits, here is a reminder of just some of benefits available to you:

  • Weather, the ‘house’ journal of the Society and WIREs Climate Change. Plus, free online access to the RMetS Quarterly Journal and International Journal of Climatology from early 2021.
  • Multi-journal app
  • Access to professional accreditation schemes
  • Our online Continuing Professional Development tool, ACCSYS
  • Access to Society funding schemes
  • Access to the RMetS jobs board, the hub for jobs in meteorology
  • Discounts on products in the RMetS shop
  • Monthly e-newsletters

For more information about these benefits click here.

We would also encourage you to sign up to our social media channels to keep up-to-date on our latest news and events.

Thank you

The Royal Meteorological Society is a registered charity and relies on membership and donations to help support our work. We are extremely grateful for your continued support.