Future weather files

These files available for download were created using the UKCP09 weather generator. The files are available for the current climate and 3 future time periods for 2 emission scenarios, medium emissions (a1b) and high emissions (a1fi).

The files are in the Energy Plus format (.epw) which which can be imported into most building thermal simulation software packages including IES. The files can also be opened in Excel as a comma separated variable file. More details can be found in the Readme file.

The full methodology has been peer-reviewed and is published in BSER&T, and you can also download a pre print version (PDF file).

If you have any problems or queries about the data please email or call +44(0)1392 724144.

Terms and conditions

The future weather files are downloadable subject to our terms and conditions.

LocationLatitude / LongitudeCurrent2030s2050s2080sLast Updated
Aberdeen 57.16N / 2.12W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
21/04/2011
Aberystwyth 52.41N / 4.07W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
26/07/2010
Ammanford 51.80N / 3.99W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
31/08/2012
Bangor 53.23N / 4.14W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
26/07/2010
Barnstaple 51.07N / 4.03W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
26/07/2010
Belfast 54.66N / 6.23W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
31/08/2012
Bicester 51.89N / 1.15W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
08/03/2011
Birmingham 52.44N / 1.74W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
31/08/2012
Bodmin 50.48N / 4.73W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
31/08/2012
Brighton 50.85N / 0.12W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
26/07/2010
Bristol 51.45N / 2.59W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
08/03/2011
Bradford 53.79N / 1.81W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
08/03/2011
Camborne 50.23N / 5.33W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
20/05/2011
Cambridge 52.20N / 0.16E 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
08/03/2011
Cardiff 51.40N / 3.33W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
31/08/2012
Carlisle 54.91N / 2.97W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
26/07/2010
Dover 51.13N / 1.32E 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
26/07/2010
Dundee 56.48N / 3.01W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
26/07/2010
Ebbw Vale 51.81N / 3.20W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
08/03/2011
Edinburgh 55.94N / 3.32W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
21/04/2011
Exeter 50.73N / 3.54W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
08/03/2011
Fort William 56.81N / 5.07W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
26/07/2010
Glasgow 55.88N / 4.44W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
31/08/2012
Hull 53.78N / 0.29W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
26/07/2010
Isles of Scilly 49.93N / 6.29W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
31/08/2012
Lancaster 54.05N / 2.80W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
26/07/2010
Leeds 53.79N / 1.58W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
31/08/2012
Leek 53.11N / 2.04W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
08/03/2011
Leicester 52.66N / 1.15W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
08/03/2011
Liverpool 53.43N / 2.94W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
08/03/2011
London Heathrow 51.49N / 0.45W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
08/03/2011
London Islington 51.53N / 0.09W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
21/04/2011
Londonderry 55.02N / 7.36E 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
26/07/2010
Manchester 53.34N / 2.26W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
31/08/2012
Margate 51.39N / 1.41E 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
31/08/2012
Newcastle 54.96N / 1.57W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
31/08/2012
Norwich 52.76N / 1.36E 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
31/08/2012
Nottingham 53.02N / 1.22W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
08/03/2011
Oxford 51.75N / 1.26W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
08/03/2011
Penryn 50.16N / 5.12W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
31/08/2012
Plymouth 50.35N / 4.14W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
08/03/2011
Portsmouth 50.82N / 1.12W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
26/07/2010
Reading 51.44N / 0.96W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
20/05/2011
Sheffield 53.39N / 1.44W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
26/07/2010
Southampton 50.91N / 1.40W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
31/08/2012
Southend-on-Sea 51.54N / 0.78E 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
31/08/2012
St Albans 51.75N / 0.37W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
08/03/2011
Stockport 53.38N / 2.19W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
08/03/2011
Swindon 51.18N / 1.75W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
31/08/2012
Truro 50.24N / 5.05W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
26/07/2010
Welwyn Garden City 51.80N / 0.15W 1961-90 medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
medium (A1B)
high (A1FI)
31/08/2012
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