Observation stations within the CLIMAT (Monthly Climatological Report) Station Network transmit their observations in the form of a CLIMAT message. Surface CLIMAT messages are produced each month by WMO (World Meteorological Organisation) Climate Reference Stations of which there are currently 20 in the UK and some 400 worldwide. The messages contain climatological summaries for the month made by the observing station or the responsible National Meteorological Service using all data available locally. The CLIMAT message contains observed elements such as monthly mean air temperature, monthly mean vapour pressure, total sunshine for the month and total precipitation for the month.
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For more information on the observation stations and instruments used to collect measurements which are transmitted in a CLIMAT message, the Met Office Surface Data Users Guide, describes the meteorological surface data in the Met Office Database - MIDAS.
For more information about the observation stations which transmit the CLIMAT message, the MIDAS stations map gives the exact locations of all conforming observation stations.
If you have queries about these pages or about obtaining the Met Office surface stations data from the BADC then you should contact CEDA Support. Your query should be answered within one working day. When follow-up work is required, the CEDA support will carry out the work as quickly and efficiently as possible, and in any case, the user will be kept informed of progress.