Chess-met API

An API providing programmatic access to the 'Climate hydrology and ecology research support system (CHESS)' data for Great Britain (1961-2017). The API's endpoints implement spatial and temporal subsetting of 10 CHESS variables and return either raw or aggregated (eg mean, min and max) values across the spatial and temporal filters. Full metadata on the CHESS datasets is at:

Documentation about the API can be found at:, and selecting CHESS.

Detailed information about the endpoints and working demonstrations can also be found at:

A demonstration Python Jupyter notebook is available on Github at: This can also be run on Google's Colab at:

This work was supported by the Natural Environment Research Council award number NE/R016429/1 as part of the UK-SCAPE programme delivering National Capability.