EA Surface Water Temperature Archive (1980 to 2007)

Water temperature data from over 30,000 sites across England and Wales collected by the Environment Agency for different reasons. The archive contains water temperature data (up to 2007) and site metadata. Most sites have records starting from the 1980s. The water temperature data are available in two main types; spot samples from routine monitoring (e.g. monthly) and high resolution samples (e.g. every 15 minutes). The archive contains water temperature data as well as site metadata.


Study area
Temporal extent
1980-01-01    to    2007-12-31

Provenance & quality

The database was created using Microsoft Access 2003 but has a simple query based front end.

Other contacts

Environment Agency


Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid


Topic categories
Inland Waters
National Tabular Time Series Water Quality