NOAA Central Library Foreign Climate Data

These foreign climate data are provided in PDF and multi-page TIFF formats. The files in PDF format can be viewed using the free Adobe Reader, while the TIFF files require the use of a reader capable of reading multi-page TIFF files. For assistance please contact the library.

The time period of coverage ranges from the 1830s through the 1970s with most data from the period prior to 1960. Each series typically includes observations for a number of meteorological and other geophysical parameters.

Parameters may include daily and monthly observations, as well as monthly and annual means, for: surface temperature, precipitation, atmospheric pressure, wind speed and direction, soil temperature, radiation, sunshine, cloudiness, upper air measurements, geomagnetism.

How to Find the Data

To locate the desired data set, select a country or region from the list below.

Data sets can also be located from regions comprising more than one country:

Additional Climate Data Links


Funding for the digitization of these publications was provided by the NOAA Climate Database Modernization Program (CDMP), National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC.

Please credit the NOAA Central Library Data Imaging Project when using these climate data.

Contact Information

If you have questions or comments concerning these data, or you need further assistance, please contact:, 301-713-2600 ext 157.