Climate and climate change

Historic station data

To see a time series of monthly data, select a location from the list below, or use the map:

Name Location Opened Data
Aberporth -4.56999, 52.13914 1941 View Data
Armagh -6.64866, 54.35234 1853 View Data
Ballypatrick Forest -6.15336, 55.18062 1961 View Data
Bradford -1.77234, 53.81341 1908 View Data
Braemar -3.39635, 57.00612 1959 View Data
Camborne -5.32656, 50.21782 1978 View Data
Cambridge NIAB 0.10196, 52.24501 1959 View Data
Cardiff Bute Park -3.18728, 51.48783 1977 View Data
Chivenor -4.14743, 51.08865 1951 View Data
Cwmystwyth -3.80198, 52.35817 1959 View Data
Dunstaffnage -5.43859, 56.45054 1972 View Data
Durham -1.58455, 54.76786 1880 View Data
Eastbourne 0.28543, 50.76167 1959 View Data
Eskdalemuir -3.206, 55.311 1914 View Data
Heathrow -0.44904, 51.47872 1948 View Data
Hurn -1.83483, 50.7789 1957 View Data
Lerwick -1.18299, 60.13946 1930 View Data
Leuchars -2.86051, 56.37745 1957 View Data
Lowestoft 1.72679, 52.48323 1914 View Data
Manston 1.33716, 51.34597 1934 View Data
Nairn -3.82097, 57.593 1931 View Data
Newton Rigg -2.78644, 54.6699 1959 View Data
Oxford -1.2625, 51.76073 1853 View Data
Paisley -4.42966, 55.8455 1959 View Data
Ringway -2.279, 53.356 1946 View Data
Ross-on-Wye -2.58441, 51.91075 1930 View Data
Shawbury -2.66329, 52.79433 1946 View Data
Sheffield -1.48986, 53.38101 1883 View Data
Southampton -1.40839, 50.89822 1855 View Data
Stornoway Airport -6.31772, 58.21382 1873 View Data
Sutton Bonington -1.25, 52.8331 1959 View Data
Tiree -6.8796, 56.49999 1928 View Data
Valley -4.53524, 53.25238 1930 View Data
Waddington -0.52173, 53.17509 1947 View Data
Whitby -0.62411, 54.48073 1961 View Data
Wick Airport -3.0884, 58.45406 1914 View Data
Yeovilton -2.64148, 51.00586 1964 View Data

UK Historic Stations Map

The data

Monthly data are available for a selection of long-running historic stations. The series typically range from 50 to more than 100 years in length.

Our historic station data consists of:

  • Mean daily maximum temperature (tmax)
  • Mean daily minimum temperature (tmin)
  • Days of air frost (af)
  • Total rainfall (rain)
  • Total sunshine duration (sun)

The monthly mean temperature is calculated from the average of the mean daily maximum and mean daily minimum temperature i.e. (tmax+tmin)/2.

Missing data (more than two days missing in a month) have been indicated by "---". Estimated data (where available) have been indicated by "*" after the value.

Sunshine data using a Kipp and Zonen sensor have been indicated by a "#" after the value. All other sunshine data have been recorded using a Campbell-Stokes recorder.

Station data files are updated on a rolling monthly basis, around 10 days after the end of the month. Data are indicated as provisional until the full network quality control has been carried out. After this, data are final.

No allowances have been made for small site changes and developments in instrumentation. Data and statistics for other stations, and associated charges, can be obtained by contacting our Customer Centre.