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Dataset

 
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MIDAS: UK Hourly Weather Observation Data

Update Frequency: Monthly
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2006-07-27
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 across the UK and transmitted within SYNOP, METAR, DLY3208, AWSHRLY and NCM messages. The sunshine duration measurements were transmitted in the HSUN3445 message. The data spans from 1875 to present.

Citable as:  Met Office (2006): MIDAS: UK Hourly Weather Observation Data. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/916ac4bbc46f7685ae9a5e10451bae7c
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Met Office, MIDAS, UK, meteorology, hourly

Details

Previous Info:
No news update for this record
Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__ACTIVITY_282ef3b2-d7c5-11e1-9988-00163e251233
Access rules:
Restricted data: please submit an application using the REQUEST ACCESS link for access.
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:

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 BADC approximately on a monthly basis as flat files.

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 ASCII formatted

Process overview

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

Instrument/Platform pairings

Thermometer Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Visiometer Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Station Observer Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Sunshine Recorder Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Raingauge Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Cloud Recorder Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Snow Depth Sensor Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Present (and Past) Weather Sensor Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Thermometer Deployed on: METAR (MEteorological Terminal Aviation Routine Weather Report) Station Network
Visiometer Deployed on: METAR (MEteorological Terminal Aviation Routine Weather Report) Station Network
Station Observer Deployed on: METAR (MEteorological Terminal Aviation Routine Weather Report) Station Network
Sunshine Recorder Deployed on: METAR (MEteorological Terminal Aviation Routine Weather Report) Station Network
Raingauge Deployed on: METAR (MEteorological Terminal Aviation Routine Weather Report) Station Network
Cloud Recorder Deployed on: METAR (MEteorological Terminal Aviation Routine Weather Report) Station Network
Snow Depth Sensor Deployed on: METAR (MEteorological Terminal Aviation Routine Weather Report) Station Network
Present (and Past) Weather Sensor Deployed on: METAR (MEteorological Terminal Aviation Routine Weather Report) Station Network
Thermometer Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Visiometer Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Station Observer Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Sunshine Recorder Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Raingauge Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Cloud Recorder Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Snow Depth Sensor Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Present (and Past) Weather Sensor Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Thermometer Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
Visiometer Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
Station Observer Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
Sunshine Recorder Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
Raingauge Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
Cloud Recorder Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
Snow Depth Sensor Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
Present (and Past) Weather Sensor Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
Thermometer Deployed on: AWSHRLY (Automatic Weather Station Hourly values) Station Network
Visiometer Deployed on: AWSHRLY (Automatic Weather Station Hourly values) Station Network
Station Observer Deployed on: AWSHRLY (Automatic Weather Station Hourly values) Station Network
Sunshine Recorder Deployed on: AWSHRLY (Automatic Weather Station Hourly values) Station Network
Raingauge Deployed on: AWSHRLY (Automatic Weather Station Hourly values) Station Network
Cloud Recorder Deployed on: AWSHRLY (Automatic Weather Station Hourly values) Station Network
Snow Depth Sensor Deployed on: AWSHRLY (Automatic Weather Station Hourly values) Station Network
Present (and Past) Weather Sensor Deployed on: AWSHRLY (Automatic Weather Station Hourly values) Station Network
Thermometer 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
Station Observer 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
Raingauge 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
Snow Depth Sensor Deployed on: HSUN3445 (Hourly values of SUNshine duration from Metform 3445) Station Network
Present (and Past) Weather Sensor Deployed on: HSUN3445 (Hourly values of SUNshine duration from Metform 3445) Station Network
Output Description None
  • long_name: 10 Metre U Wind
  • names: 10 Metre U Wind
  • long_name: 10 Metre V Wind
  • names: 10 Metre V Wind
  • long_name: 10 Minute Mean Wind Direction
  • names: 10 Minute Mean Wind Direction
  • long_name: 10 Minute Mean Wind Speed
  • names: 10 Minute Mean Wind Speed
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P131/4/GTER0027
  • long_name: Atmospheric Winds
  • gcmd_keyword: Atmospheric Winds
  • names: Atmospheric Winds, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P131/4/GTER0027
  • long_name: Hourly Sunshine
  • names: Hourly Sunshine
  • long_name: Ice
  • names: Ice
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Electricity > Lightning
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G171
  • long_name: Lightning
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G171, EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Electricity > Lightning
  • long_name: Mean Hourly Wind Direction
  • names: Mean Hourly Wind Direction
  • long_name: Mean Hourly Wind Speed
  • names: Mean Hourly Wind Speed
  • long_name: Rain
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Rain
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G288
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Rain, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G288
  • long_name: Snow
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Snow
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G290
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G290, EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Snow
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0768
  • gcmd_keyword: Snow Depth
  • long_name: Snow Depth
  • names: Snow Depth, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0768
  • long_name: Sunshine
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Sunshine
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G217
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Sunshine, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G217
  • long_name: Sunshine Amount
  • names: Sunshine Amount
  • long_name: Surface Winds
  • gcmd_keyword: Surface Winds
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0853
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0853, Surface Winds
  • long_name: Wind Direction
  • names: Wind Direction
  • long_name: Windspeed
  • names: Windspeed

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1875-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
Ongoing
Geographic Extent

 
60.7592°
 
-5.5424°
 
1.7400°
 
50.1172°
 
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