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Current African Climate Data

Here one can find links to different sites that have climatic data for Africa. We have found daily, monthly, historic, and real-time data available for the entire African continent.  

Data per hour:

Here you can find data per each hour.

wunderground.com logo   http://www.wunderground.com/history/

Data available on the website:

  • Temperature (mean) (°F)
  • Mean pressure (inch)
  • Relative humidity (%)
  • Mean visibility (mi)
  • Average dew point (°F)
  • Wind direction
  • Wind speed (mph)

Note: Some stations provide don’t provide data per hour. But daily, weekly and monthly data are aslo available on this website.

 

Daily data:

Here you can find daily data. Select the country, then the station, then a year and finally a month.

Tutiempo logo   http://www.tutiempo.net/en/Climate/africa.htm

Data available on the website:

  • Temperature (mean, maximum and minimum) (°C)
  • Mean sea level pressure (hPa)
  • Relative humidity (%)
  • Rainfall (mm/day)
  • Mean visibility (km)
  • Wind speed (km/h)
  • Occurrence of: rain, snow, thunderstorm, fog.

Note: Some stations provide very complete data for each day for fifty years. Other stations provide incomplete data.

   

Monthly data:

Here you can find monthly data over an average year. Click wherever you want on the map to access to the local data. The data is presented in graphical format.

Website 1:

IRI logo   http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/maproom/.Regional/.Africa/.Climatologies/Select_a_Point.html

Data available on the website:
  • Temperature (mean, maximum and minimum) (°C)A
  • Rainfall (mm/day)A
  • Wet days (day/month)
  • Ground frost (day/month) 

Website 2:

All Met Sat logo   http://fr.allmetsat.com/climat/afrique.php

Data available on the website:
  • Temperature (maximum and minimum) (°C)A
  • Rainfall (mm/month)A
  • Wet days (day/month)
  • Hours of sunlight (h/month)A

Note: Some stations do not provide all the data above

 

The third and fourth websites provide monthly data presented in tabular format.

Website 3:

weatherbase logo   http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/country.php3?r=AFR&refer=&regionname=Africa

Data available on the website:
  • Temperature (mean, maximum and minimum) (°C)
  • Rainfall (mm/month)
  • Ground frost (day/month)
  • Relative humidity (%)
  • Average dew point (°C)
  • Wind speed (km/h)

Note: Some stations do not provide all the data above.

Website 4:

UN data logo   http://data.un.org/Explorer.aspx?d=CLINO

WMO website, very complete.

 

Climate information tool, Monthly data

This tool provides you data from any location in Africa, even if no weather station is available. This site interpolates data using weather stations that are within close proximity to your inquiry. Just click wherever you want on the map to access it.

The database used for the inerpolation is the GPCC (Global Precipitation Climatology Center) database. The stations are shown on the following map.

African map showing stations

   Data available:

  • Temperature (mean, maximum and minimum) (°C)
  • Relative humidity (%)
  • Rainfall (mm/day ; mm/month)
  • Coefficient of variation of rainfall (%)
  • Wet days (day/month)
  • Hours of sunlight (%)
  • Ground frost (day/month)
  • Wind speed (m/s)
  • Reference evapotranspiration (mm/day ; mm/month)

 

Historical data

Here you can find historical data; most have been recorded since 1945 or before, some before 1900.

NOAA logo   http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/data_rescue_home.html

The data available is very complete.

  

Current weather

Here you can find current climate data.

Website 1:

Wunderground.com logo   http://www.wunderground.com/global/Region/AF/2xpxST.html

Website 2:

NOAA logo   http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/african_desk/cpc_intl/africa/africa.shtml

These websites provide maps. The second website is very complete and provides data for different isobaric values.

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