PP File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a PP file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .PP files.

What is a PP file?

Files in .pp format are data files developed by MET office. MET Office originally stands for Meteorological Office. It is the official national weather service of the United Kingdom and also regarded as a trading fund of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

MET Office is responsible for issuing Severe Weather Warnings for the whole United Kingdom through National Severe Weather Warning Service. Information about the weather conditions are gathered from technical and instrumental sources, then processing it through two IBM supercomputers. The processed information on meteorological and climatic data are then contained in .pp format which is used in forecasting and developing weather predictions for nationwide broadcast.

The data contained in .pp format files may include global surface temperatures, the accumulation of rainfall, wind intensity, and barometric readings. The .pp files are in a proprietary file format. For now, programs which MET Office are using can only read and interpret .pp files unless the files are converted. The .pp files are in binary but there are no known programs that can convert the file without changes in the original data.

How to open PP files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension PP for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different PP openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension PP

While we know of one file format using the .PP file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .PP file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of PP files. Remember, different programs may use PP files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PP-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with PP-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!