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Country meta data

  UNITED KINGDOM


Availability of station meta data

Out of 152 stations,

- all stations have coordinates

- all stations have elevation

- 104 stations have a description of land use

- no station has a specified soil type

- 103 stations have a surface cover description

- 3 stations have additional remarks

- 1 station has a picture of the measurement location

Available series

An overview of all available daily series for stations in UNITED KINGDOM can be found in the Data dictionary.

Participants who provided data for this country

Name

Affiliation

City, country

# Series

National Climate Information Centre

Met Office

Exeter, United kingdom

70 %

MARS project

Joint Research Centre

Ispra, Italy

10 %

STARDEX project

Climatic Research Unit

Norwich, United kingdom

8 %

GHCND

National Climatic Data Center

Asheville, United states

6 %

GSN network

World Meteorological Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

3 %

EMULATE project

Climatic Research Unit

Norwich, United kingdom

2 %

John Butler

Armagh Observatory

Armagh, United kingdom

< 1 %

Record highs and lows

Lowest minimum temperature

10 Jan 1982

   BRAEMAR

-27.2

°C

Highest minimum temperature

4 Aug 1990

   HASTINGS

23.5

°C

Lowest maximum temperature

27 Dec 1995

   BALMORAL

-13.0

°C

Highest maximum temperature

9 Aug 2003

   HEATHROW

37.9

°C

Highest precipitation amount

13 Dec 1994

   Valley

210.0

mm

Homogeneity test results

The table below shows the number of stations classified as either "Useful" or "Doubtful" (left number) in relation to the total number of station series having sufficient data (right number) for segments of the blended series at each station within fixed time periods. A description of the homogeneity tests that have been applied is given in Project Info > ATBD.

Cloud cover

Precipitation

Pressure

Temperature

Humidity

Wind

Sunshine

1851-2016

3 / 4

3 / 3

0 / 2

0 / 1

0 / 1

1901-1950

4 / 4

3 / 3

0 / 2

1 / 1

1 / 1

1901-2016

5 / 8

3 / 3

0 / 2

0 / 1

1 / 1

1951-1978

1 / 1

22 / 23

3 / 3

17 / 21

1 / 2

4 / 4

1951-2016

2 / 3

83 / 85

11 / 11

8 / 17

3 / 9

7 / 10

1979-2016

4 / 8

95 / 100

12 / 12

12 / 19

7 / 12

8 / 10

Extreme events affecting UNITED KINGDOM

- Heat wave in Central and Western Europe, Summer 2003

- Mild winter of 2007

- Severe winter storm in Europe: Kyrill, Winter 2007

- Flooding in the UK, Summer 2007

- Cold in Central and Western Europe, Winter 2009

- Cold in Europe, Winter 2010

Feedback and contact information

ECA&D Project Team
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

P.O. Box 201
3730 AE De Bilt
The Netherlands
e-mail: eca@knmi.nl
fax: + 31 30 2204614