Global Weather Data

Please use the button below for current global weather data. Please contact for further queries and information. If you reached this page after looking for the old website,, please know this data is no longer available except in the zipped format at the bottom of this page. We cannot assist in providing this older data in any other way. We recommend you use the new website linked below.

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Archive: Zipped Data by Continent

Each zip file contains daily precipitation, wind, relative humidity, and solar data in SWAT file format and CSV for 1979-2014. This data is available as is and there are no plans to update it in the future.

**More recent global weather data for SWAT is available at the W3S-Water website (please contact for help with the W3S-Water website).**

The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) was completed over the 36-year period of 1979 through 2014. The CFSR was designed and executed as a global, high resolution, coupled atmosphere-ocean-land surface-sea ice system to provide the best estimate of the state of these coupled domains over this period. You may download daily CFSR data (precipitation, wind, relative humidity, and solar) in SWAT file format and CSV for the entire period in a zip file by continent.


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