Spain Weather Datasets for SWAT

These datasets are provided for your convenient usage and reference.  Kindly check the accuracy of these datasets for your area of interest before its usage. Datasets include:

  • Peninsular Spain weather generator database. Contains monthly weather data covering Peninsular Spain that can be used with SWAT 2012 (zipped mdb file) and SWAT+ (zipped sqlite file). Monthly statistics were obtained from the period 1979-2013 using rainfall and temperature data from the Spanish national meteorologic service (AEMET), and relative humidity, solar radiation and wind speed from the Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) data.
  • AEMET daily rainfall and temperature data in ready-to-use SWAT format from 1951 to 2019 with a resolution of 5 km.


Senent-Aparicio, J., Jimeno-Sáez, P., López-Ballesteros, A., Giménez, J. G., Pérez-Sánchez, J., Cecilia, J. M., & Srinivasan, R. (2021). Impacts of swat weather generator statistics from high-resolution datasets on monthly streamflow simulation over Peninsular Spain. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 35, 100826.


Javier Senent-Aparicio
Department of Civil Engineering
UCAM Catholic University of Murcia