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UKCP09: Download data sets

All users must pre-register. The terms and conditions under which the data sets may be downloaded depend upon data type.

The monthly and annual data sets and the 5 km version of the 1961-1990 baseline average data sets may be downloaded free of charge for research into climate change impacts and adaptation in the UK. They may not be used for commercial or business applications, sold, transferred or sub-licensed to any third party without obtaining an appropriate licence from the Met Office. If monthly or annual data are required for purposes other than research, please contact our Customer Centre.

The daily temperature data sets, the rainfall data sets derived from daily rainfall grids and the 25 km and regional versions of the 1961-1990 baseline average data sets may be downloaded free of charge for research into climate change impacts and adaptation in the UK and for restricted commercial and business use. However, they may not be sold, transferred or sub-licensed to any third party without obtaining an appropriate licence from the Met Office.

Before registering, please ensure that you have read and understood the terms and conditions for using these data sets. The monthly, annual and 5 km baseline average data are subject to the Non-Commercial Government Licence. The daily temperature data, the derived rainfall data and the 25 km and regional baseline data are subject to the terms and conditions in the UKCP09 Licence Agreement (PDF, 20 kB).

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Once your application has been approved, access will be via the link below.

The files have been zipped and can be unzipped using software such as WinZip and 7-Zip.

Note: If you are experiencing problems unzipping the files, please check the FAQ page for advice.

Format of 5 km grid text files

Format of 25 km grid files

Format of time series text files

Format of regional values text files

Access to gridded data (registered users only)


Related internet links

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP)

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