Agrometeorological data

ECMWF 10-daily data

Copyright notice (please use for acknowledgement): © European Union, 2011-2014. EC-JRC-MARS data created by MeteoConsult based on ECWMF (European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts) model outputs
The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is an independent intergovernmental organisation that develops, and operates on a regular basis, global meteorological models and data-assimilation system to forecast the weather based on input of meteorological data, collected by satellites and earth observation systems such as automatic and manned stations, aircraft, ships and weather balloons.
FOODSEC regularly receives daily, 10-daily and monthly outputs of the ECMWF global Operational circulation model (2008-present) and acquired the Interim reanalysis model archive (1989-2012) further processed by Meteoconsult.
Rainfall estimation, solar radiation, evapo-transpiration and temperature (min, max, avg) data rescaled on a grid of 0.25 degrees and aggregated for 10-days periods (dekads) in SPIRITS format for Africa and for other global windows can be downloaded from this website.

Operational – Africa
Rainfall (mm) – 2008 to present
Average temperature (C) – 2008 to present
Maximum temperature (C) – 2008 to present
Minimum temperature (C) – 2008 to present
Evapo-transpiration (Penman-Monteith) (mm = liters/m2) – 2008 to present
Global radiation sum (kJ/m2 per dekad) – 2008 to present

Operational – other Regions
North America
South America

Interim – Africa
Rainfall (mm) – 1989 to 2012
Average temperature (C) – 1989 to 2012
Maximum temperature (C) – 1989 to 2012
Minimum temperature (C) – 1989 to 2012
Evapo-transpiration (Penman-Monteith) (mm = liters/m2) – 1989 to 2012
Global radiation sum (kJ/m2 per dekad) – 1989 to 2012

Interim – other Regions
North America
South America


TAMSAT 10-daily data (Africa)

TAMSAT (Tropical Applications of Meteorology using SATellite data and ground-based observations) is a project of the University of Reading (UK) that investigates the use of satellite imagery for estimating rainfall and other surface water budget components mainly in Africa. Routine products are a ten-daily (dekadal), monthly and seasonal rainfall estimates for Africa derived from Meteosat thermal infra-red (TIR) channels based on the recognition of convective storm clouds and calibration against ground-based rain gauge data.
Dekadal data made available on this web site are derived from the TAMSAT products available on the TAMSAT web site.

Rainfall estimations (one .zip file per dekad)
Rainfall estimations – long term statistics (1983-2013) (one .zip file per statistics [mean, min, max, median, std deviation])

CHIRPS 10-daily data (Global 50°S-50°N)

LAST UPDATE 01 November 2017

Climate Hazards Group InfraRed Precipitation with Station data (CHIRPS) is a 30+ year quasi-global rainfall dataset. Spanning 50°S-50°N (and all longitudes), starting in 1981 to near-present, CHIRPS incorporates 0.05° resolution satellite imagery with in-situ station data to create gridded rainfall time series for trend analysis and seasonal drought monitoring. As of February 12th, 2015, version 2.0 of CHIRPS is complete and available to the public.

Rainfall estimations (one .img and .hdr file per dekad)