To keep you updated... the Met Office have confirmed that this data
is copyright-free, because it's so old, so I hope to include the
monthly temperature data on the site at some point (I need to find
time to do it).
Terry also came up with a good source for old proceedings in
Parliament, and hopefully I can find a way to include links to these
next to each diary entry without too much work.
At 21:51 +0100 2007-04-28, Phil Gyford wrote:
>Yes, I've tried to get permission once so far and was told:
>>I am sorry to inform you that on this occasion the Met Office cannot
>>grant you permission for your request to use the Historical Central
>>England Temperature (CET) data as referred to by BADC as this data is
>>not owned by the Met Office, it is not ours to grant a licence for.
>>Gordon Manley of the Royal Meteorological Society compiled the monthly
>>series 1659 - 1973 which you refer to; the Met Office only started the
>>daily CET data series in 1772 before then it was monthly.
>I'm a bit confused by this, but I probably didn't help matters by not
>realising the daily data wasn't available until 1772.
>So I've tried again, this time pointing to the data on the Met
>Office's own site.