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Dataset

 

Seasonal Mean, Minimum and Maximum Central England Temperature series

Update Frequency: Daily
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-01-06
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The longest available instrumental record of temperature in the world is now available at the BADC. The seasonal data starts in 1659.

The mean, minimum and maximum datasets are updated monthly, with data for a month usually available by the 3rd of the next month. A provisional CET value for the current month is calculated on a daily basis. The mean monthly data series begins in 1659. Mean maximum and minimum daily and monthly data are also available, beginning in 1878.

These historical temperature series are representative of the Midlands region in England, UK (a roughly triangular area of the United Kingdom enclosed by Bristol, Lancashire and London).

The following stations are used by the Met Office to compile the CET data: Rothamsted, Malvern, Squires Gate and Ringway.

But in November 2004, the weather station Stonyhurst replaced Ringway and revised urban warming and bias adjustments have now been applied to the Stonyhurst data after a period of reduced reliability from the station in the summer months.

The data set is compiled by the Met Office Hadley Centre.

Citable as:  Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research (2007): Seasonal Mean, Minimum and Maximum Central England Temperature series. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/268cfd67e1d148fe8120655c6b8de402
Abbreviation: HadCET-seasonal
Keywords: HadCET, temperature, Hadley, Met Office

Details

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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://licences.ceda.ac.uk/image/data_access_condition/ukmo_agreement.pdf. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

HadCET was acquired in 1998 by the BADC from the Met Office Hadley Centre and has been routinely updated as is ever since at the BADC from the Hadley Centre.

Data Quality:
Data is quality-controlled by the Met Office.
File Format:
ASCII

Process overview

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

Instrument/Platform pairings

Rothamsted temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Rothamsted
Malvern temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Rothamsted
Squires Gate Temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Rothamsted
Ringway temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Rothamsted
Stonyhurst temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Rothamsted
Met Office station temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Rothamsted
Rothamsted temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Malvern
Malvern temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Malvern
Squires Gate Temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Malvern
Ringway temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Malvern
Stonyhurst temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Malvern
Met Office station temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Malvern
Rothamsted temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Squires Gate
Malvern temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Squires Gate
Squires Gate Temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Squires Gate
Ringway temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Squires Gate
Stonyhurst temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Squires Gate
Met Office station temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Squires Gate
Rothamsted temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Ringway
Malvern temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Ringway
Squires Gate Temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Ringway
Ringway temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Ringway
Stonyhurst temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Ringway
Met Office station temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Ringway
Rothamsted temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Stonyhurst
Malvern temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Stonyhurst
Squires Gate Temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Stonyhurst
Ringway temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Stonyhurst
Stonyhurst temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Stonyhurst
Met Office station temperature sensor Deployed on: Met Office: Stonyhurst
Rothamsted temperature sensor Deployed on: partially unknown set of UK CET stations
Malvern temperature sensor Deployed on: partially unknown set of UK CET stations
Squires Gate Temperature sensor Deployed on: partially unknown set of UK CET stations
Ringway temperature sensor Deployed on: partially unknown set of UK CET stations
Stonyhurst temperature sensor Deployed on: partially unknown set of UK CET stations
Met Office station temperature sensor Deployed on: partially unknown set of UK CET stations
Rothamsted temperature sensor Deployed on: Set of UK stations used by Parker et al.
Malvern temperature sensor Deployed on: Set of UK stations used by Parker et al.
Squires Gate Temperature sensor Deployed on: Set of UK stations used by Parker et al.
Ringway temperature sensor Deployed on: Set of UK stations used by Parker et al.
Stonyhurst temperature sensor Deployed on: Set of UK stations used by Parker et al.
Met Office station temperature sensor Deployed on: Set of UK stations used by Parker et al.
Output Description None
  • long_name: Maximum Surface Air Temperature
  • names: Maximum Surface Air Temperature
  • long_name: Mean Surface Air Temperature
  • names: Mean Surface Air Temperature
  • long_name: Minimum Surface Air Temperature
  • names: Minimum Surface Air Temperature

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1659-01-01T00:01:15
End time:
Ongoing
Geographic Extent

 
54.0000°
 
-4.0000°
 
1.0000°
 
51.0000°