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HadISD data download - version 1.0.4.2015p

HadISD is distributed under the Non Commercial Government Licence. The data are available for non-commercial use with attribution to the data providers. Please cite Dunn et al (2012) and Smith et al (2011). This product may contain data which are governed by WMO Policy following WMO Resolution 40 Annex 1 alongside additional data that may have restrictions placed on their commercial use by the data owners. Any redistribution of this product should be accompanied by a similar statement of usage policy.

HadISD is subject to Crown copyright protection.

The total dataset size (all 6103 stations gzip'd) is 6.5GB. If you require the whole dataset and download speeds or limits are an issue please contact us and we will investigate alternative solutions.

Currently there are two download alternatives. Either each station can be accessed individually, should you only need a small number of stations. Or groups of stations can be downloaded at tar.gz archives. The groupings have been done by WMO number, with approximately 400-600 stations per archive. Stations with WMO number starting with 7 have been split into 4 separate archives.

The station listing with IDs, names and location information is here.

The individual station download page can be accessed here

NOTE: because of the large file size of these tar.gz archives, if you are having download problems, we recommend that you download each station individually using a script.

Details about the netCDF files, including variable names, can be found here

The current version of HadISD is 1.0.4.2015p. For previous versions please the dataset maintainers

WMO ID rangeData fileNumber of StationsSize (MB)
000000-099999WMO_000000-099999.tar.gz617800M
100000-199999WMO_100000-199999.tar.gz516589M
200000-299999WMO_200000-299999.tar.gz670478M
300000-399999WMO_300000-399999.tar.gz696474M
400000-499999WMO_400000-499999.tar.gz484427M
500000-599999WMO_500000-599999.tar.gz400334M
600000-699999WMO_600000-699999.tar.gz502367M
700000-719999WMO_700000-719999.tar.gz359514M
720000-724999WMO_720000-724999.tar.gz487686M
725000-729999WMO_725000-729999.tar.gz390546M
730000-799999WMO_730000-799999.tar.gz217229M
800000-899999WMO_800000-899999.tar.gz347311M
900000-999999WMO_900000-999999.tar.gz418325M

The 4049 stations which passed the final filtering are available as gzip'd tar archives below

WMO ID rangeData fileNumber of StationsSize (MB)
000000-099999WMO_000000-099999_clim.tar.gz411640M
100000-199999WMO_100000-199999_clim.tar.gz314415M
200000-299999WMO_200000-299999_clim.tar.gz398343M
300000-399999WMO_300000-399999_clim.tar.gz418346M
400000-499999WMO_400000-499999_clim.tar.gz333327M
500000-599999WMO_500000-599999_clim.tar.gz379322M
600000-699999WMO_600000-699999_clim.tar.gz338287M
700000-719999WMO_700000-719999_clim.tar.gz214371M
720000-724999WMO_720000-724999_clim.tar.gz367598M
725000-729999WMO_725000-729999_clim.tar.gz289465M
730000-799999WMO_730000-799999_clim.tar.gz113147M
800000-899999WMO_800000-899999_clim.tar.gz223234M
900000-999999WMO_900000-999999_clim.tar.gz252237M


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