Climate Data Products Climate Data Products at Environment Canada comprise of four different datasets: Almanac Averages and Extremes, Monthly Climate Summaries, Canadian Climate Normals, and Canadian Historical Weather Radar. Almanac Averages and Extremes provides average and extreme temperature and precipitation values for a particular station over its entire period of record. Monthly Climate Summaries contains values of various climatic parameters, including monthly averages and extremes of temperature, precipitation amounts, degree days, sunshine hours, days without precipitation, etc. Canadian Climate Normals are used to summarize or describe the average climatic conditions of a particular location. Data is available for stations with at least 15 years of data between the periods of 1961-1990, 1971-2000 and 1981-2010. Canadian Historical Weather Radar compirses of historical images from the radar network providing a national overview of where percipitation is occuring. 2014-02-14 2016-11-17 Environment and Climate Change Canada open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca Nature and EnvironmentScience and Technologyaverage temperatureextreme temperaturemean temperaturedays without precipitationsnowfalltotal precipitationsunshine hoursdegree days below 18degree days above 18percent of normal precipitationhighest temperaturelowest temperaturegreatest rainfallgreatest snowfallmost snow on the groundaverage maximum temperatureaverage minimum temperaturenormales climatiquesradarhistorical radarprecipitationalmanacFeaturedDataset-Climate Canadian Historical Weather RadarHTML http://climate.weather.gc.ca/radar/index_e.html Canadian Historical Weather RadarHTML http://climat.meteo.gc.ca/radar/index_f.html

Climate Data Products

Climate Data Products at Environment Canada comprise of four different datasets: Almanac Averages and Extremes, Monthly Climate Summaries, Canadian Climate Normals, and Canadian Historical Weather Radar. Almanac Averages and Extremes provides average and extreme temperature and precipitation values for a particular station over its entire period of record. Monthly Climate Summaries contains values of various climatic parameters, including monthly averages and extremes of temperature, precipitation amounts, degree days, sunshine hours, days without precipitation, etc. Canadian Climate Normals are used to summarize or describe the average climatic conditions of a particular location. Data is available for stations with at least 15 years of data between the periods of 1961-1990, 1971-2000 and 1981-2010. Canadian Historical Weather Radar compirses of historical images from the radar network providing a national overview of where percipitation is occuring.

Resources

Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
Canadian Historical Weather Radar Dataset HTML English Access
Canadian Historical Weather Radar Dataset HTML French Access

Related Items

Title Relationship Portal Type Language Links
Almanac Averages and Extremes Application English Access
Almanac Averages and Extremes Application French Access
Monthly Climate Summaries Application English Access
Monthly Climate Summarieses mensuels Application French Access
Canadian Climate Normals Application English Access
Canadian Climate Normals Application French Access

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Comments (9)

It seems you have to download precipitation data one month at a time. No apparent way to download all months for all locations in one file.

Hi Chelsea, thank you for your comment. I have shared your feedback with the data owner. Regards, Momin, the Open Government team.

the past weather and climate database seems to be never available, I always get same error message, was it moved or taken offline?

THe climate data uses entries such as 1942/23 for dates of specific max or min in temperature for example. But what date is 1942/23? The 23rd day in 1942? Or the 3 Feb 1942?

Hi Bill, Thank you for your comment. I have sent this to the data owner for clarification. -Tasha, the Open Government Team

Is the data available through ftp?

Hi Megh, This just in from the data holder: At the moment, Historical Climate data can be accessed only through our main Climate website; http://climate.weather.gc.ca/ and can be downloaded in either “.csv” or “xml” format. Datasets are only provided through FTP upon request so please contact the National office of Climate Services at ec.services.climatiques-climate.services.ec@canada.ca for further support.” Hope this is helpful, Karin - the open-ouvert team

No clear way to download all historical data for a given location

Hi, Historical weather for a given date and location: http://climate.weather.gc.ca/index_e.html Hope that helps. Kent on behalf of the open government team