Data products

SILO provides the following products:

Point datasets


A continuous daily time series of data at either recording stations or grid points across Australia:

Data at station locations consists of observational records which have been supplemented by interpolated estimates when observed data are missing. Datasets are available at approximately 18,700 Bureau of Meteorology recording stations around Australia.

Data at grid points consists entirely of interpolated estimates. The data are taken from our gridded datasets and are available at any pixel on a 0.05° × 0.05° grid over the land area of Australia (including some islands).

Gridded datasets


Gridded daily climate surfaces which have been derived either by splining or kriging the observational data:

The grid spans 112°E to 154°E, 10°S to 44°S with resolution 0. 05° latitude by 0.05° longitude (approximately 5 km × 5 km).

Gridded data are provided in NetCDF format.

The data are arranged in annual blocks. Each annual file contains all of the daily grids for a given year and variable (or 12 monthly grids in the case of monthly rainfall).

SILO data are available in a range of climate variables and customisable formats.

SILO provides historical climate data, however you might also be interested in climate change projections, or climate change datasets prepared using statistical or dynamical methods.

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Last updated
14 Sep 2017