The data held at the BADC, are stored in a simple ASCII format (plain text and "human" readable). See linked documentation for information on the the European data file format.
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The Met Office European synoptic stations reported hourly surface data from 141 European stations for the period 1990-1996. The dataset includes parameters such as temperature, wind, rainfall, cloud cover, past and present weather, and visibility. Note - this has been superseded by the MIDAS Land Surface Station Dataset.