Gridded data sets based on surface observations have been generated for a range of climatic variables and may be downloaded by registered users.
The primary purpose of this data resource is to encourage and facilitate research into climate change impacts and adaptation. The data sets have been created with financial support from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and they are being promoted by the UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) as part of the UK Climate Projections (UKCP09). The UKCP09 report The climate of the UK and recent trends uses these gridded data sets to describe UK climatologies and recent regional trends.
The data sets cover the UK at 5 × 5 km resolution and span the period 1914–2006. They are available for daily, monthly and annual timescales, as well as long-term averages for the 1961–1990 climate baseline period. Baseline averages are also available at 25 × 25 km resolution (to match the UKCP09 climate change projections) and as regional values.
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