View the state of the climate, both now and in the past.
Scientists at the Met Office Hadley Centre develop observational datasets that, amongst other things, are used to monitor the climate. These pages contain graphics produced from these datasets along with explanations of features that can be seen.
There are also links to HadObs - the Met Office Hadley Centre observations webpages - where most of the data used to create the plots can be found, and to pages describing the work of the team who produce the data and plots.
Monthly summaries of what has been happening in the world's climate.
These include summaries for months, seasons and years with graphs, maps and datasets, and links to the historic Central England temperature and England and Wales rainfall series.
A lot of our observational data are available to download for free from our 'HadObs' webpages if they are to be used for private study or scientific research.
Learn about the work of the team of scientists who focus on the development of datasets and the monitoring and attribution of changes in the climate.
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