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Session 2 Paper 3, University College London, 16-17 April 2015

This paper outlines the methodology and results used to select potential new Design Summer Year locations for Manchester and Birmingham. Following a similar methodology to that outlined in TM49 for London, Met Office weather stations situated in a more urban location than the current DSY for each city were chosen. The Urban Heat Island for each city was analysed by comparing the air temperature for each new location to a more rural site. The results show that both cities have an Urban Heat Island and that it is significant enough to justify a potential new weather file.