Climate survey – join in today
This survey can be done at any time of year.
Help us learn more about our climate and how we affect it
The OPAL climate survey is an exciting national experiment that everyone can take part in.
You’ll help us investigate ways in which we affect the climate and how the climate may affect us. The more people that get involved the more valuable our research will become.
How to take part
Step 1: Download the instructions and guides below. You can skip this step if you've received one of our climate survey packs.
Want to make your own bubble blower? Watch our video to find out how.
Step 2: Find a suitable space to carry out the survey and record your findings in the workbook.
Step 3: Submit your results online.
Ready to enter your results online?
We are collecting your sky observations for Activity 1 separately. Please return and submit as many observations as you can for this activity.
Order a free climate survey pack
We have a limited number of printed climate survey packs available, which include thermometer, mirror and compass.
Please email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, send your completed workbook(s) to: FREEPOST RSCH-CHYJ-HYYC, OPAL, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College, South Kensington, London SW7 2AZ.
We are no longer accepting contrail observations by text message.
View the results so far
Do you have any questions about the survey?
Check out our survey FAQs.
Downloads - what you need to get involved
Background information and recording sheet
A photo guide to
common cloud types
You may download these documents for use in the context of the OPAL project only. All other rights are reserved.
How hot are you feeling?
Take a few moments to complete our thermal comfort activity and help us learn more about how we could be adapting to our climate.
This is activity 4 of the climate survey but can be completed separately. To submit your results, simply post the completed activity card (it's free) or use our online form.
The OPAL climate survey is being run by the Met Office.
Catch our Weather Roadshow
Explore climate science, try out experiments and be a weather reporter for a day.
Climate games, activities and more
Add your weather photos to our gallery, get your climate change questions answered, take part in our climate quiz, and much more.