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Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2021-10-05
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2021-10-18
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 24 Files | 46GB


The Met Office WOW V1 dataset contains observations from all Public Weather Stations (PWS) contributing to WOW (Weather Observations Website) within Europe. The dataset is for a single year (2020), made available for use within the EUMETNET Sandbox project. EUMETNET (a grouping of 31 European National Meteorological Services) instigated the EUMETNET Sandbox project to bring novel observations and observations from technology trials and field campaigns to the research community to enable R&D activities.

The data are not quality controlled and are presented in the format provided by the Met Office. The data are provided in a single file per month.

The data were extracted from the WOW database using a latitude/longitude bounding box (North West corner 90N 70W to South East corner 10N 40E) so there are a small number of stations outside of Europe present.

The meteorological values are unchanged from those extracted from the WoW archive. For example, there is no Quality Control of the data, no calibration of the instruments and no unit conversions have been applied.

The data were extracted from the WoW archive by the Met Office operators of the WoW system. The data have not been manipulated to meet any international data format standards. The file names have been modified, from those provided by the Met Office, to contain location, data and status information.

The records for each station are comma separated. Not all sites report all variables, nor at all times. In most cases only the principle meteorological variables, e.g., Air temperature, Wet bulb, etc. are present. For a full list of available parameters within the files see the 'variables' information on this record.

Citable as:  Met Office (2021): EUMETNET Sandbox: Met Office WOW data v1. NERC EDS Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: EUMETNET, WOW, meteorology, Europe, land, daily, hourly


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Previously used record identifiers:
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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: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data were extracted from the Met Office WOW (Weather Observers Website) database and prepared by the data provider before upload for archiving at the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA). Data were originally provided to WOW by Public Weather Stations (PWS) from a range of sites, mainly in Europe but some further afield. Data were provided with MD5s to allow checking of data during upload and ingest to ensure no corruptions.

File Format:
Data are ASCII formatted.

Process overview

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


  • long_name: Agriculture Habitat Damage
  • names: Agriculture Habitat Damage
  • long_name: Air Temperature
  • names: Air Temperature
  • long_name: Concrete Temp.
  • names: Concrete Temp.
  • long_name: Day of Gales
  • names: Day of Gales
  • long_name: Day of Hail
  • names: Day of Hail
  • long_name: Day of Snow
  • names: Day of Snow
  • long_name: Day of Thunder
  • names: Day of Thunder
  • long_name: Dew Point
  • names: Dew Point
  • long_name: Disruption to Camping Events Leisure Activities
  • names: Disruption to Camping Events Leisure Activities
  • long_name: Grass Temp.
  • names: Grass Temp.
  • long_name: Ground State
  • names: Ground State
  • long_name: Hazards causing Agriculture Habitat Damage
  • names: Hazards causing Agriculture Habitat Damage
  • long_name: Hazards causing Disruption to Camping Events Leisure Activities
  • names: Hazards causing Disruption to Camping Events Leisure Activities
  • long_name: Hazards causing Personal Health and Safety
  • names: Hazards causing Personal Health and Safety
  • long_name: Hazards causing Property or Infrastructure Damage
  • names: Hazards causing Property or Infrastructure Damage
  • long_name: Hazards causing Service or Business Disruption
  • names: Hazards causing Service or Business Disruption
  • long_name: Hazards causing Travel Disruption
  • names: Hazards causing Travel Disruption
  • long_name: Hazards causing Utility Disruption
  • names: Hazards causing Utility Disruption
  • long_name: Id
  • names: Id
  • long_name: Latitude
  • names: Latitude
  • long_name: Longitude
  • names: Longitude
  • long_name: Max. Temp. (last 24hr)
  • names: Max. Temp. (last 24hr)
  • long_name: Mean Sea-Level Pressure
  • names: Mean Sea-Level Pressure
  • long_name: Min. Temp. (last 24hr)
  • names: Min. Temp. (last 24hr)
  • long_name: Personal Health and Safety
  • names: Personal Health and Safety
  • long_name: Present Weather
  • names: Present Weather
  • long_name: Pressure (At Station)
  • names: Pressure (At Station)
  • long_name: Property or Infrastructure Damage
  • names: Property or Infrastructure Damage
  • long_name: Rainfall Accumulation
  • names: Rainfall Accumulation
  • long_name: Rainfall Rate
  • names: Rainfall Rate
  • long_name: Relative Humidity
  • names: Relative Humidity
  • long_name: Report Date / Time
  • names: Report Date / Time
  • long_name: Service or Business Disruption
  • names: Service or Business Disruption
  • long_name: Site Id
  • names: Site Id
  • long_name: Snow Depth
  • names: Snow Depth
  • long_name: Soil Moisture
  • names: Soil Moisture
  • long_name: Soil Temp. (at 100cm)
  • names: Soil Temp. (at 100cm)
  • long_name: Soil Temp. (at 10cm)
  • names: Soil Temp. (at 10cm)
  • long_name: Soil Temp. (at 30cm)
  • names: Soil Temp. (at 30cm)
  • long_name: Sunshine
  • names: Sunshine
  • long_name: Total Cloud Cover
  • names: Total Cloud Cover
  • long_name: Travel Disruption
  • names: Travel Disruption
  • long_name: Utility Disruption
  • names: Utility Disruption
  • long_name: Visibility
  • names: Visibility
  • long_name: Weather Diary
  • names: Weather Diary
  • long_name: Wet Bulb
  • names: Wet Bulb
  • long_name: Wind Direction
  • names: Wind Direction
  • long_name: Wind Gust
  • names: Wind Gust
  • long_name: Wind Gust Direction
  • names: Wind Gust Direction
  • long_name: Wind Speed
  • names: Wind Speed
  • long_name: v1_Coastal
  • names: v1_Coastal
  • long_name: v1_Flood
  • names: v1_Flood
  • long_name: v1_Ice
  • names: v1_Ice
  • long_name: v1_Landslide
  • names: v1_Landslide
  • long_name: v1_Lightning
  • names: v1_Lightning
  • long_name: v1_Other
  • names: v1_Other
  • long_name: v1_PoorVisibility
  • names: v1_PoorVisibility
  • long_name: v1_Snow
  • names: v1_Snow
  • long_name: v1_Wildfire
  • names: v1_Wildfire
  • long_name: v1_Wind
  • names: v1_Wind

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