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Met Office MSLP Charts images June 2014 to present from the Met Office's SWIFT system

Update Frequency: Continual
Latest Data Update: 2023-06-19
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2015-05-07
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 23.27K Files | 3GB


UK Met Office charts analyses pertaining to Mean Surface Level Pressure and 24 hour Weather Frontal Forecasting for the UK and Western Europe for the 00 and 12UT forecast runs. The charts in this dataset, at time steps at T+00, 24, 48 and 72 hours, have been produced by the Met Office's SWIFT system using VisualWeather, following a switch from the feed provided by the Met Office's GCPS Commercial System (see related dataset). The data in this collection cover the period 30th June 2014 to present, though initially with some data gaps.

Citable as:  Met Office (2015): Met Office MSLP Charts images June 2014 to present from the Met Office's SWIFT system. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: ukmo-charts-SWIFT
Keywords: mlsp, charts, atmospheric pressure, met office, fronts, depressions, lows, highs


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Data lineage:

Data, over the period June 2014 to the present, are produced by the Met Office's operational model system, processed by the Met Office's SWITFT system and produced using VisualWeather before dissemination to the BADC through the Met Office's operational dissemination system. Data are ingested daily.

Data Quality:
Charts are produced automatically by Met Office's operational system
File Format:
Files are GIF formatted image files

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.

Production of MSLP charts from the Met Office's SWIFT system


Mean Sea-level pressure (MSLP) charts are produced routinely from the Met Office's forecasting system via the Met Office's SWIFT system using VisualWeather.

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  • long_name: Surface Pressure
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Surface Pressure
  • names: Surface Pressure,

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