The data should be publicly available. It’s as simple as that.
By Paul Homewood
As readers will be aware, I have done much analysis work of Met Office data since I started this blog.
Some of the basic info is readily available on their website, such as monthly rainfall and temperature.
Often though I need to look at daily data at individual sites. Until a year or so ago, this information was provided on request very promptly by email in a csv file. Indeed, usually they responded within a few hours.
Then things changed, and I was told that they were now operating a fair usage policy and could only supply a small amount of data, such as a single year. This seemed illogical, since it should not take any longer copying across a spreadsheet of 100 years data than 1 year’s worth.
But now it seems that things have changed again. When I asked yesterday for just two years of…
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