The Met Office is responsible for monitoring and modelling the UK’s climate. We collect weather and climate records, assess how the UK’s climate may evolve in the future, and provide advice to manage climate-related risks.
We collect weather and climate records for the UK. This information helps us monitor the UK’s climate and how it is changing over time. Here, you’ll find all of our climate data, including:
- Climate summaries
- Regional climate information
- Historic station data
- UK climate extremes
- UK climate averages
- UK temperature, rainfall and sunshine data
The Met Office also developed the UK Climate Projections (UKCP), which assesses how the climate of the UK may change over time. The UKCP web pages include:
- Headline findings and key results
- Information about the UKCP project
- Guidance on how to use the climate projections
- Information and links to view and download UKCP data
Human activity is having an increasing impact on our environment and the world we live in, while natural variations continue to influence our climate. This can affect the availability of fresh water, food security, health, and our wider social and economic infrastructure. As a global leader in climate science, the Met Office provide weather and climate consultancy and services to respond to a changing climate.
Different regions across the UK create varying levels of emissions. The National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI) includes a map of UK emissions, including greenhouse gases and air pollutants. This is overseen by the Greenhouse Gas Inventory team at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). There are also the key statistics showing greenhouse gas emissions in the UK on the gov.uk website.