Observation stations within the DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network transmit their observations in the form of a daily Metform3208 message. The DLY3208 messages are produced by climate stations which usually make one observation a day. The paper form, covering a month’s observations, has always been the usual method of recording though electronic methods are beginning to become more widespread. The DLY3208 message contains up to 31 daily observations, normally taken at 0900 hours, although a few stations observe at 1000 hours. The DLY3208 message is transmitted from many UK stations, and a few stations outside of the UK (The Falkland Islands, and Antarctica). The DLY3208 message contains observed elements such as cloud amount, wind speed and direction, rainfall accumulation, sunshine duration, and maximum and minimum temperature.
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For more information on the observation stations and instruments used to collect measurements which are transmitted in a DLY3208 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 DLY3208 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.
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