The weather information service provides drone operators with forecast and actual weather information either before or during the flight; it can also collect and make available weather information from different stakeholders. Different levels of service provision could be considered; for example:
- MET information for missions in a rural environment (based on existing aeronautical information);
- Enhanced weather information for missions in urban areas;
- Micro-weather information for urban areas (urban canyoning/ autonomous vehicles).
The reference for this definition is the "European ATM Master Plan: Roadmap for the safe integration of drones into all classes of airspace". On-going Research activities on U-space may update this definition in future datasets.