How can I pay for my real-time forecast?

Customers can elect to pay for their provision of real-time products on a quarterly (Quarters ending in March, June, September and December) or annual basis. Contracts initiating mid-quarter will be invoiced pro-rata. Payments must be made in full, by bank transfer to the account indicated in the contract within 30 days of receipt of the relevant invoice.

Payments made should be equal to the invoiced amount, i.e. the customers shall pay all bank fees, transaction charges, etc. so that ECMWF receives the gross payment due. All ECMWF's fees and charges are exclusive of and net of any taxes which may be levied in respect of the data and services provided by ECMWF. The customer is liable for all taxes and shall pay ECMWF's fees and charges in full without any deduction for, for example withholding taxes.

ECMWF is an international organisation established by Convention with a Protocol on Privileges and Immunities so is exempt from UK taxes and is not required to be registered for UK Value Added Tax (VAT). ECMWF does not have a VAT number so VAT will not be applied to its invoices.

How can I pay for historical datasets?

Orders below 1,000 GBP must be paid in advance by bank transfer or credit/debit card. ECMWF accepts the following credit/debit cards:

  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • JCB
  • Delta
  • Switch
  • Electron
  • Maestro
  • Pin Train
  • Solo

To pre-pay your order, please fill in the following form and return it to Data Services:

Prepayment form

Orders above this amount can be paid within 30 days of receipt of the relevant invoice to the bank account indicated on the invoice.

Quotes are provided in GBP only and are valid for 30 days. Invoices can be produced in pounds sterling (GBP), US dollars (USD) or Euros (EUR) with a 5% overcharge to provide for currency conversion changes. Payments made should be equal to the invoiced amount, i.e. the customers shall pay all bank fees, transaction charges, etc. so that ECMWF receives the gross payment due.