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.
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.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Environment and Climate Change Canada
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada
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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 email@example.com 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