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AWSDLY (Automatic Weather Station Daily values) Station Network

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Observation stations within the AWSDLY (Automatic Weather Station Daily values) Station Network transmit their observations in the form of an AWSDLY message. Commercial and Met Office designs of Climate Data Loggers (CDL) create hourly and daily weather messages which may be retrieved by remote polling or downloading at the station onto floppy disk. AWSDLY messages carry daily and 12 hour information collected by the CDLs. AWDLY messages are transmitted from 170 observation stations in the UK and 1 observation station in Cyprus. The AWDLY message contains observed elements such as daily and 12 hour precipitation, and 12 and 24 hour maximum and minimum temperatures.

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platformType:      station_group
location:      GeographicBoundingBox: Longitude: -7.574 to 32.867; Latitude: 58.569 to 34.933
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More Information (under review)

For more information on the observation stations and instruments used to collect measurements which are transmitted in a AWSDLY 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 AWSDLY message, the MIDAS stations map gives the exact locations of all conforming observation stations.

Who to contact

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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