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UKCP09: 5 km gridded data - monthly averages

Each zipped data file is selected by clicking on the links in the table below, and contains 12 files (one for each month for the long-term average period). The individual grids are named according to the following convention:

variablename_mmm_yyyy_yyyy_LTA.txt

where mmm is the month name (e.g. Jan) and yyyy-yyyy is the avering period (e.g. 1971-2000).

All files are ZIP format containing TXT files and are under 400 kB.

Climate variable Years Last updated Download
Mean daily maximum temperature (°C) 1961–1990 17 Apr 2002 MaxTemp_1961-1990_LTA
1971–2000 1 Apr 2012 MaxTemp_1971-2000_LTA
1981–2010 1 Apr 2012 MaxTemp_1981-2010_LTA
Mean daily minimum temperature (°C) 1961–1990 17 Apr 2002 MinTemp_1961-1990_LTA
1971–2000 1 Apr 2012 MinTemp_1971-2000_LTA
1981–2010 1 Apr 2012 MinTemp_1981-2010_LTA
Mean air temperature (°C) 1961–1990 17 Apr 2002 MeanTemp_1961-1990_LTA
1971–2000 1 Apr 2012 MeanTemp_1971-2000_LTA
1981–2010 1 Apr 2012 MeanTemp_1981-2010_LTA
Days of air frost 1961–1990 23 Jul 2003 AirFrost_1961-1990_LTA
1971–2000 1 Apr 2012 AirFrost_1971-2000_LTA
1981–2010 1 Apr 2012 AirFrost_1981-2010_LTA
Days of ground frost 1961–1990 17 Apr 2002 GroundFrost_1961-1990_LTA
1971–2000 1 Apr 2012 GroundFrost_1971-2000_LTA
1981–2010 1 Apr 2012 GroundFrost_1981-2010_LTA
Sunshine duration (hours per day) 1961–1990 22 Nov 2006 Sunshine_1961-1990_LTA
1971–2000 1 Apr 2012 Sunshine_1971-2000_LTA
1981–2010 1 Apr 2012 Sunshine_1981-2010_LTA
Precipitation (mm) 1961–1990 17 Apr 2002 Rainfall_1961-1990_LTA
1971–2000 1 Apr 2012 Rainfall_1971-2000_LTA
1981–2010 1 Apr 2012 Rainfall_1981-2010_LTA
Days of rainfall ≥1 mm 1961–1990 17 Apr 2002 RainDays1_1961-1990_LTA
1971–2000 1 Apr 2012 RainDays1_1971-2000_LTA
1981–2010 1 Apr 2012 RainDays1_1981-2010_LTA
Days of rainfall ≥10 mm 1961–1990 22 Nov 2006 RainDays10_1961-1990_LTA
1971–2000 1 Apr 2012 RainDays10_1971-2000_LTA
1981–2010 1 Apr 2012 RainDays10_1981-2010_LTA
Days of sleet or snow falling      
1971–2000 1 Apr 2012 SnowFall_1971-2000_LTA
1981–2010 1 Apr 2012 SnowFall_1981-2010_LTA
Days of snow lying      
1971–2000 1 Apr 2012 SnowLying_1971-2000_LTA
1981–2010 1 Apr 2012 SnowLying_1981-2010_LTA
Mean wind speed      
1971–2000 1 Apr 2012 MeanWindSpeed_1971-2000_LTA
1981–2010 1 Apr 2012 MeanWindSpeed_1981-2010_LTA
Mean sea-level pressure (hPa) 1961–1990 23 Jul 2003 MSLPressure_1961-1990_LTA
1971–2000 1 Apr 2012 MSLPressure_1971-2000_LTA
1981–2010   Currently not available
Mean relative humidity (%) 1961–1990 1 Jun 2009 RelativeHumidity_1961-1990_LTA
1971–2000 1 Apr 2012 RelativeHumidity_1971-2000_LTA
1981–2010 1 Apr 2012 RelativeHumidity_1981-2010_LTA
Mean vapour pressure (hPa) 1961–1990 22 Nov 2006 VapourPressure_1961-1990_LTA
1971–2000 1 Apr 2012 VapourPressure_1971-2000_LTA
1981–2010   Currently not available
Mean cloud cover (%) 1961–1990 17 Apr 2002 CloudCover_1961-1990_LTA
1971–2000 1 Apr 2012 CloudCover_1971-2000_LTA
1981–2010   Currently not available

Related internet links

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP)

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