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Dataset

 

MIDAS Open: UK daily weather observation data, v202308

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Final
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2023-10-03
DOI Publication Date: 2023-10-03
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 49.35K Files | 3GB

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Abstract

The UK daily weather observation data contain meteorological values measured on a 24 hour time scale. The measurements of sunshine duration, concrete state, snow depth, fresh snow depth, and days of snow, hail, thunder and gail were attained by observation stations operated by the Met Office across the UK operated and transmitted within DLY3208, NCM, AWSDLY and SYNOP messages. The data span from 1887 to 2022. For details of observations see the relevant sections of the MIDAS User Guide linked from this record for the various message types.

This version supersedes the previous version of this dataset and a change log is available in the archive, and in the linked documentation for this record, detailing the differences between this version and the previous version. The change logs detail new, replaced and removed data. These include the addition of data for calendar year 2022.

This dataset is part of the Midas-open dataset collection made available by the Met Office under the UK Open Government Licence, containing only UK mainland land surface observations owned or operated by the Met Office. It is a subset of the fuller, restricted Met Office Integrated Data Archive System (MIDAS) Land and Marine Surface Stations dataset, also available through the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis - see the related dataset section on this record. Currently this represents approximately 95% of available daily weather observations within the full MIDAS collection.

Citable as:  Met Office (2023): MIDAS Open: UK daily weather observation data, v202308. NERC EDS Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 03 October 2023. doi:10.5285/1ce37461affc43bbbd78beaaacf5911d. https://dx.doi.org/10.5285/1ce37461affc43bbbd78beaaacf5911d
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Met Office, MIDAS, UK, meteorology, daily, diurnal, monthly

Details

Previous Info:
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Previously used record identifiers:
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Access rules:
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Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data collated by the Met Office and archived in the Met Office's MIDAS database. Data are extracted from a sub-set of available tables and delivered to Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) approximately on a yearly basis.

Data Quality:
Data undergo quality checking by the Met Office. State of the data in the quality control process and level of data quality are indicated using version numbers and quality control flagging with the data. See documentation about how to use the quality control flagging and version numbers. There are also some known data from commissioning trials in the data, which are given a src_id of 99999. These should be ignored by the user.
File Format:
Data are BADC-CSV formatted.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.

Instrument/Platform pairings

Station Observer Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Sunshine Recorder Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Cloud Recorder Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Snow Depth Sensor Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Present (and Past) Weather Sensor Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Station Observer Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Sunshine Recorder Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Cloud Recorder Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Snow Depth Sensor Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Present (and Past) Weather Sensor Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Station Observer Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
Sunshine Recorder Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
Cloud Recorder Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
Snow Depth Sensor Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
Present (and Past) Weather Sensor Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
Station Observer Deployed on: AWSDLY (Automatic Weather Station Daily values) Station Network
Sunshine Recorder Deployed on: AWSDLY (Automatic Weather Station Daily values) Station Network
Cloud Recorder Deployed on: AWSDLY (Automatic Weather Station Daily values) Station Network
Snow Depth Sensor Deployed on: AWSDLY (Automatic Weather Station Daily values) Station Network
Present (and Past) Weather Sensor Deployed on: AWSDLY (Automatic Weather Station Daily values) Station Network
Output Description

None

No variables found.

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1887-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
2022-12-31T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
60.7592°
 
-5.5424°
 
1.7400°
 
50.1172°
 
Related parties
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