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MIDAS Open: UK hourly weather observation data, v201908

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Final
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2019-10-30
DOI Publication Date: 2019-10-30
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The UK hourly weather observation data contain meteorological values measured on an hourly time scale. The measurements of the concrete state, wind speed and direction, cloud type and amount, visibility, and temperature were recorded by observation stations operated by the Met Office across the UK and transmitted within SYNOP, DLY3208, AWSHRLY and NCM messages. The sunshine duration measurements were transmitted in the HSUN3445 message. The data spans from 1875 to 2018.

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.

For details on observing practice see the message type information in the MIDAS User Guide linked from this record and relevant sections for parameter types.

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 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. Note, METAR message types are not included in the Open version of this dataset. Those data may be accessed via the full MIDAS hourly weather data.

This dataset is part of a larger dataset, which citable as:  Met Office (2006): MIDAS: UK Hourly Weather Observation Data. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. http://localhost:8000//uuid/916ac4bbc46f7685ae9a5e10451bae7c
Cite this sub-set dataset as:  Met Office (2019): MIDAS Open: UK hourly weather observation data, v201908. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 30 October 2019. doi:10.5285/6c441aea187b44819b9e929e575b0d7e. http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/6c441aea187b44819b9e929e575b0d7e
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Met Office, MIDAS, UK, meteorology, hourly

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

Present (and Past) Weather Sensor Deployed on: HSUN3445 (Hourly values of SUNshine duration from Metform 3445) Station Network
Snow Depth Sensor Deployed on: HSUN3445 (Hourly values of SUNshine duration from Metform 3445) Station Network
Cloud Recorder Deployed on: HSUN3445 (Hourly values of SUNshine duration from Metform 3445) Station Network
Raingauge Deployed on: HSUN3445 (Hourly values of SUNshine duration from Metform 3445) Station Network
Sunshine Recorder Deployed on: HSUN3445 (Hourly values of SUNshine duration from Metform 3445) Station Network
Station Observer Deployed on: HSUN3445 (Hourly values of SUNshine duration from Metform 3445) Station Network
Visiometer Deployed on: HSUN3445 (Hourly values of SUNshine duration from Metform 3445) Station Network
Thermometer Deployed on: HSUN3445 (Hourly values of SUNshine duration from Metform 3445) Station Network
Present (and Past) Weather Sensor Deployed on: AWSHRLY (Automatic Weather Station Hourly values) Station Network
Snow Depth Sensor Deployed on: AWSHRLY (Automatic Weather Station Hourly values) Station Network
Cloud Recorder Deployed on: AWSHRLY (Automatic Weather Station Hourly values) Station Network
Raingauge Deployed on: AWSHRLY (Automatic Weather Station Hourly values) Station Network
Sunshine Recorder Deployed on: AWSHRLY (Automatic Weather Station Hourly values) Station Network
Station Observer Deployed on: AWSHRLY (Automatic Weather Station Hourly values) Station Network
Visiometer Deployed on: AWSHRLY (Automatic Weather Station Hourly values) Station Network
Thermometer Deployed on: AWSHRLY (Automatic Weather Station Hourly values) Station Network
Present (and Past) Weather Sensor Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
Snow Depth Sensor Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
Cloud Recorder Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
Raingauge Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
Sunshine Recorder Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
Station Observer Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
Visiometer Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
Thermometer Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
Present (and Past) Weather Sensor Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Snow Depth Sensor Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Cloud Recorder Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Raingauge Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Sunshine Recorder Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Station Observer Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Visiometer Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Thermometer Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Present (and Past) Weather Sensor Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Snow Depth Sensor Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Cloud Recorder Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Raingauge Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Sunshine Recorder Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Station Observer Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Visiometer Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Thermometer Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Output Description None
  • long_name: 10 minute maximum gust speed
  • names: 10 minute maximum gust speed
  • long_name: Air temperature
  • names: Air temperature
  • long_name: Altimeter pressure
  • names: Altimeter pressure
  • long_name: Calculated relative humidity
  • names: Calculated relative humidity
  • long_name: Campbell-stokes hour sunshine duration
  • names: Campbell-stokes hour sunshine duration
  • long_name: Date and time of observation
  • names: Date and time of observation
  • long_name: Descriptor - 10 min maximum gust speed
  • names: Descriptor - 10 min maximum gust speed
  • long_name: Descriptor - air temperature
  • names: Descriptor - air temperature
  • long_name: Descriptor - altimiter pressure
  • names: Descriptor - altimiter pressure
  • long_name: Descriptor - cloud amount id
  • names: Descriptor - cloud amount id
  • long_name: Descriptor - cloud base height
  • names: Descriptor - cloud base height
  • long_name: Descriptor - dewpoint temperature
  • names: Descriptor - dewpoint temperature
  • long_name: Descriptor - msl pressure
  • names: Descriptor - msl pressure
  • long_name: Descriptor - past weather code #1
  • names: Descriptor - past weather code #1
  • long_name: Descriptor - past weather code #2
  • names: Descriptor - past weather code #2
  • long_name: Descriptor - present weather code
  • names: Descriptor - present weather code
  • long_name: Descriptor - station pressure
  • names: Descriptor - station pressure
  • long_name: Descriptor - vertical visibility
  • names: Descriptor - vertical visibility
  • long_name: Descriptor - visibility
  • names: Descriptor - visibility
  • long_name: Descriptor - wetbulb temperature
  • names: Descriptor - wetbulb temperature
  • long_name: Descriptor - wind direction
  • names: Descriptor - wind direction
  • long_name: Descriptor - wind speed
  • names: Descriptor - wind speed
  • long_name: Dewpoint temperature
  • names: Dewpoint temperature
  • long_name: Elapsed time to storage in MIDAS
  • names: Elapsed time to storage in MIDAS
  • long_name: Ground state code (see documentation)
  • names: Ground state code (see documentation)
  • long_name: Met Office receipt stamp time
  • names: Met Office receipt stamp time
  • long_name: QC code - 10 min maximum gust speed
  • names: QC code - 10 min maximum gust speed
  • long_name: QC code - air temperature
  • names: QC code - air temperature
  • long_name: QC code - altimiter pressure
  • names: QC code - altimiter pressure
  • long_name: QC code - campbell-stokes hour sunshine
  • names: QC code - campbell-stokes hour sunshine
  • long_name: QC code - cloud base amount
  • names: QC code - cloud base amount
  • long_name: QC code - cloud base height
  • names: QC code - cloud base height
  • long_name: QC code - cloud base height code #1
  • names: QC code - cloud base height code #1
  • long_name: QC code - cloud base height code #2
  • names: QC code - cloud base height code #2
  • long_name: QC code - cloud base height code #3
  • names: QC code - cloud base height code #3
  • long_name: QC code - cloud base height code #4
  • names: QC code - cloud base height code #4
  • long_name: QC code - cloud total amount
  • names: QC code - cloud total amount
  • long_name: QC code - cloud type code #1
  • names: QC code - cloud type code #1
  • long_name: QC code - cloud type code #2
  • names: QC code - cloud type code #2
  • long_name: QC code - cloud type code #3
  • names: QC code - cloud type code #3
  • long_name: QC code - cloud type code #4
  • names: QC code - cloud type code #4
  • long_name: QC code - derived hour sunshine
  • names: QC code - derived hour sunshine
  • long_name: QC code - dewpoint temperature
  • names: QC code - dewpoint temperature
  • long_name: QC code - ground state code
  • names: QC code - ground state code
  • long_name: QC code - high cloud type code
  • names: QC code - high cloud type code
  • long_name: QC code - layer cloud amount #1
  • names: QC code - layer cloud amount #1
  • long_name: QC code - layer cloud amount #2
  • names: QC code - layer cloud amount #2
  • long_name: QC code - layer cloud amount #3
  • names: QC code - layer cloud amount #3
  • long_name: QC code - layer cloud amount #4
  • names: QC code - layer cloud amount #4
  • long_name: QC code - low cloud type code
  • names: QC code - low cloud type code
  • long_name: QC code - medium cloud type code
  • names: QC code - medium cloud type code
  • long_name: QC code - msl pressure
  • names: QC code - msl pressure
  • long_name: QC code - past weather code #1
  • names: QC code - past weather code #1
  • long_name: QC code - past weather code #2
  • names: QC code - past weather code #2
  • long_name: QC code - present weather
  • names: QC code - present weather
  • long_name: QC code - snow depth
  • names: QC code - snow depth
  • long_name: QC code - station pressure
  • names: QC code - station pressure
  • long_name: QC code - vertical visibility
  • names: QC code - vertical visibility
  • long_name: QC code - visibility
  • names: QC code - visibility
  • long_name: QC code - wetbulb temperature
  • names: QC code - wetbulb temperature
  • long_name: QC code - wind direction
  • names: QC code - wind direction
  • long_name: QC code - wind speed
  • names: QC code - wind speed
  • long_name: QC code - wmo hour sunshine
  • names: QC code - wmo hour sunshine
  • long_name: Snow depth
  • names: Snow depth
  • long_name: Station air pressure
  • names: Station air pressure
  • long_name: The filename used for this station
  • names: The filename used for this station
  • long_name: The identifier associated with a particular report type for this station
  • names: The identifier associated with a particular report type for this station
  • long_name: The identifier type associated with a particular reporting capability for this station
  • names: The identifier type associated with a particular reporting capability for this station
  • long_name: The name for this station
  • names: The name for this station
  • long_name: The station elevation
  • names: The station elevation
  • long_name: The station latitude (WGS84)
  • names: The station latitude (WGS84)
  • long_name: The station longitude (WGS84)
  • names: The station longitude (WGS84)
  • long_name: The unique MIDAS identifier for the station
  • names: The unique MIDAS identifier for the station
  • long_name: Total cloud amount code
  • names: Total cloud amount code
  • long_name: WMO hour sunshine duration
  • names: WMO hour sunshine duration
  • long_name: Wetbulb temperature
  • names: Wetbulb temperature
  • long_name: Wind speed unit code
  • names: Wind speed unit code
  • long_name: cavok flag
  • names: cavok flag
  • long_name: cloud base amount code (see documentation)
  • names: cloud base amount code (see documentation)
  • long_name: cloud base height code
  • names: cloud base height code
  • long_name: cloud base height code #1
  • names: cloud base height code #1
  • long_name: cloud base height code #2
  • names: cloud base height code #2
  • long_name: cloud base height code #3
  • names: cloud base height code #3
  • long_name: cloud base height code #4
  • names: cloud base height code #4
  • long_name: cloud type code #1
  • names: cloud type code #1
  • long_name: cloud type code #2
  • names: cloud type code #2
  • long_name: cloud type code #3
  • names: cloud type code #3
  • long_name: cloud type code #4
  • names: cloud type code #4
  • long_name: derived hour sunshine
  • names: derived hour sunshine
  • long_name: descriptor - relative humidity
  • names: descriptor - relative humidity
  • long_name: first year of data associated with this id/id_type in this version of this dataset
  • names: first year of data associated with this id/id_type in this version of this dataset
  • long_name: first year of data associated with this station in this dataset
  • names: first year of data associated with this station in this dataset
  • long_name: high cloud type code (see documentation)
  • names: high cloud type code (see documentation)
  • long_name: identifier type
  • names: identifier type
  • long_name: last year of data associated with this id/id_type in this version of this dataset
  • names: last year of data associated with this id/id_type in this version of this dataset
  • long_name: last year of data associated with this station in this dataset
  • names: last year of data associated with this station in this dataset
  • long_name: layer cloud amount code #1
  • names: layer cloud amount code #1
  • long_name: layer cloud amount code #2
  • names: layer cloud amount code #2
  • long_name: layer cloud amount code #3
  • names: layer cloud amount code #3
  • long_name: layer cloud amount code #4
  • names: layer cloud amount code #4
  • long_name: low cloud type code (see documentation)
  • names: low cloud type code (see documentation)
  • long_name: mean sea level air pressure
  • names: mean sea level air pressure
  • long_name: medium cloud type code (see documentation)
  • names: medium cloud type code (see documentation)
  • long_name: message type
  • names: message type
  • long_name: midas qc version number
  • names: midas qc version number
  • long_name: past weather code #1 (see documentation)
  • names: past weather code #1 (see documentation)
  • long_name: past weather code #2 (see documentation)
  • names: past weather code #2 (see documentation)
  • long_name: present weather code (see documentation)
  • names: present weather code (see documentation)
  • long_name: source operation type code
  • names: source operation type code
  • long_name: state indicator for the record
  • names: state indicator for the record
  • long_name: station identifier
  • names: station identifier
  • long_name: the historic county this station is within
  • names: the historic county this station is within
  • long_name: unique source identifier or station site number
  • names: unique source identifier or station site number
  • long_name: vertical visibility
  • names: vertical visibility
  • long_name: visibility
  • names: visibility
  • long_name: wind direction
  • names: wind direction
  • long_name: wind speed
  • names: wind speed

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1875-01-01T00:09:00
End time:
2018-12-31T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
60.7592°
 
-5.5424°
 
1.7400°
 
50.1172°
 
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