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The gridded CRU TS (time-series) 3.24.01 data are month-by-month variations in climate over the period 1901-2015, on high-resolution (0.5x0.5 degree) grids, produced by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. CRU TS 3.24.01 variables are cloud cover, diurnal temperature range, frost day frequency, PET, precipitation, daily mean temperature, monthly average daily maximum and minimum temperature, and vapour pressure for the period Jan. 1901 - Dec. 2015. CRU TS 3.24.01 data were produced using the same methodology as for the 3.21 datasets. In addition to updating the dataset with 2015 data, some new stations have been added for TMP and PRE only. This release should be used in place of v3.24 which has been withdrawn. Known issues predating this release remain. The CRU TS 3.24.01 data are monthly gridded fields based on monthly observational data, which are calculated from daily or sub-daily data by National Meteorological Services and other external agents. The ASCII and netcdf data files both contain monthly mean values for the various parameters. All CRU TS output files are actual values - NOT anomalies.