I have been interested in the weather since the TODAY newspaper published weather reports in full colour in 1986. The following year, I began observing the weather for myself, which I have been doing ever since. Please click here or on the icon below to read my article celebrating the TODAY weather reports.
Below is a list of weather data available for download (or click on the icons on the left):
Data from my own observations
My own weather data
for Clitheroe, Lancashire, UK, 1987-2002: Click
Notes: You are free to make use of both data sets as long as I am credited as the source of the data. The files are in Excel 2007 (.xlsx) format. The Gresford/Minera and Stanford in the Vale data files are provided "as is" — i.e. it is the version I use and has not been formatted for the Internet; it is advisable to read the Notes section. Regarding the Clitheroe data, note that the instrumentation and exposure was very much non-standard and that the data are presented as originally recorded with very little correction.
Data from other people's observations
Archive weather information from sites around the UK for 1976-2013: Click here
The following stations are included: Armagh, Northern Ireland; Brampton, Cumbria, England; Buxton, Norfolk, England; near Dundee, Scotland; Penzance, Cornwall, England; Rochdale, Lancashire, England; Royston, Hertfordshire, England; Strathspey, Scotland; Wokingham, Berkshire, England.
COPYRIGHT INFORMATION/ OWNERSHIP OF DATA:
Armagh data from http://climate.arm.ac.uk/ © Armagh Observatory. Brampton data © http://www.bramptonweather.co.uk (Paul Crabtree). Buxton data from http://www.feedsoft.clara.co.uk/buxton-norfolk/weather.htm (Dr Charles Briscoe). Dundee data from http://www.personal.dundee.ac.uk/~taharley/britweather.htm © Prof. Trevor Harley, Univ of Dundee. Penzance data from http://www.easterling.freeserve.co.uk/weather.html (Graham Easterling). Rochdale data from http://www.clmbl.plus.com/ (Allen Buckley). Royston data from http://www.iceni.org.uk/ (Richard Barker). Strathspey (Cromdale) data from http://www.strathspeyweather.co.uk/ (Bill Cuthbert). Wokingham data from http://www.woksat.info/wwp1.html (Bernard Burton).
Summary file of monthly averages/totals around UK (1659 onwards)
This is compiled using data freely available elsewhere on the Internet and based on the Central England Temperature series, England/Wales precipitation and sunshine series etc (see for example http://hadobs.metoffice.com/hadcet/data/download.html). Please note that the copyright for all the data lies with the Met. Office. To view my summary file click here.
© Matthew Eagles 2007-2019 unless otherwise specified.