Mappping 164 Years of Weather

The Met Office is the UK's national weather service. Established in 1853, it has been conducting weather science and providing forecasts for over 160 years. Among other datasets, it publishes temperature records for 37 meterological sites across the UK going back to the 19th century.

Mapping this data reveals a granular image of how the UK's climate has changed over time.


Observation sites are ordered by latitude, north to south.

The four warmest years on record all occured within the last 100 years, each being warmer on average than the previous one.2


  1. Historical monthly data for meteorological stations (OGL)
  2. Hadley Centre Central England Temperature Record (OGL)

Built by Max Kohler (2017)