Friday, April 28, 2017

International List of Weather Services

Afghanistan Afghan Meteorological Authority
Albania The Hydrometeorological Institute
Algeria Office National de la Météorologie
Angola Instituto Nacional de Hidrometeorología e Geofísica
Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services
Argentina Servicio Meteorológico Nacional
Armenia Armenian State Hydrometeorological and Monitoring Service
Australia Bureau of Meteorology
Austria Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics
Azerbaijan National Hydrometeorological Department
Bahamas  Department of Meteorology
Bahrain Bahrain Meteorological Service
Bangladesh Bangladesh Meteorological Department
Barbados Meteorological Services
Belarus Department of Hydrometeorology
Belgium Institut Royal Météorologique
Belize National Meteorological Service
Benin Service Météorologique National
Bhutan Council for Renewable Natural Resources Research
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología
Bosnia and Herzegovina Meteorological Institute
Botswana Botswana Meteorological Services
Brazil Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia
Brunei Darussalam The Brunei Meteorological Service
Bulgaria National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology
Burkina Faso Direction de la Météorologie
Burundi Institut Géographique du Burundi
Cambodia Department of Meteorology
Cameroon Direction de la Météorologie Nationale
Canada Meteorological Service of Canada
Cabo Verde Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia e Geophísica
Central African Republic Direction Générale de l'Aviation Civile et de la Météorologie
Chad Direction des Ressources en Eau et de la Météorologie
Chile Dirección Meteorológica de Chile
China China Meteorological Administration
Colombia Instituto de Hidrología, Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales
Comoros Direction de la Météorologie Nationale
Congo Direction de la Météorologie Nationale
Cook Islands Cook Islands Meteorological Service
Costa Rica Instituto Meteorológico Nacional
Côte d'Ivoire Direction de la Météorologie Nationale
Croatia Meteorological and Hydrological Service
Cuba Instituto de Meteorología
Cyprus Meteorological Service
Czech Republic Czech Hydrometeorological Institute
Democratic People's Republic of Korea State Hydrometeorological Administration
Democratic Republic of the Congo Agence Nationale de Météorologie et de Télédétection par Satellite
Denmark Danish Meteorological Institute
Djibouti Service de la Météorologie
Dominica Dominica Meteorological Services
Dominican Republic Oficina Nacional de Meteorologiá
Gabon Direction de la Météorologie Nationale
The Gambia Department of Water Resources
Georgia Department of Hydrometeorology
Germany Deutscher Wetterdienst
Ghana Ghana Meteorological Services Department
Greece Hellenic National Meteorological Service
Guatemala Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorologiá e Hidrología
Guinea Direction Nationale de la Météorologie
Guinea-Bissau Météorologie de Guinée Bissau
Guyana Hydrometeorological Service
Iceland Icelandic Meteorological Office
India India Meteorological Department
Indonesia Meteorological and Geophysical Agency
Iran, Islamic Republic of Islamic Republic of Iran Meteorological Organization
Iraq Iraqi Meteorological Organization
Ireland The Irish Meteorological Service
Israel Israel Meteorological Service
Italy Servizio Meteorologico
Kazakhstan Kazhydromet
Kenya Kenya Meteorological Department
Kiribati Kiribati Meteorological Service
Kuwait Department of Meteorology
Kyrgyzstan Main Hydrometeorological Administration
Lao People's Democratic Republic Department of Meteorology and Hydrology
Latvia Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Agency
Lebanon Service Météorologique
Lesotho Lesotho Meteorological Services
Liberia Ministry of Transport
Libya Libyan National Meteorological Centre
Lithuania Lithuanian Hydrometeorological Service
Luxembourg Administration de l'Aéroport de Luxembourg
Saint Lucia Meteorological Services
Samoa Samoa Meteorology Division
Sao Tome and Principe Institut National de Météorologie
Saudi Arabia Presidency of Meteorology and Environment
Senegal Direction de la Météorologie Nationale
Serbia Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia
Seychelles National Meteorological Services
Sierra Leone Meteorological Department
Singapore Meteorological Services Division
Slovakia Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute
Slovenia Meteorological Office
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Meteorological Service
Somalia Permanent Mission of Somalia
South Africa South African Weather Service
South Sudan South Sudan Weather Service
Spain Agencia Estatal de Meteorología
Sri Lanka Department of Meteorology
Sudan Sudan Meteorological Authority
Suriname Meteorological Service
Swaziland Swaziland Meteorological Service
Sweden Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Switzerland MeteoSwiss
Syrian Arab Republic Ministry of Defence Meteorological Department
Tajikistan Main Administration of Hydrometeorology and Monitoring of the Environment
Thailand Thai Meteorological Department
Timor-Leste, Democratic Republic of Dirrecão Nacional Meteorologia e Geofisica
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Republic Hydrometeorological Institute
Togo Direction de la Météorologie Nationale
Tonga Tonga Meteorological Service
Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service
Tunisia National Institute of Meteorology
Turkey Turkish State Meteorological Service
Turkmenistan Administration of Hydrometeorology
Tuvalu Tuvalu Met Service
Uganda Department of Meteorology
Ukraine Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center
United Arab Emirates National Center for Meteorology and Seismology
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Met Office
United Republic of Tanzania Tanzania Meteorological Agency
United States of America National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Uruguay Dirección Nacional de Meteorología
Uzbekistan Uzhydromet


British Caribbean Territories Caribbean Meteorological Organization
French Polynesia Météo-France Polynesie Francaise
Hong Kong, China Hong Kong Observatory
Macao, China Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau
Curaçao and Sint Maarten Meteorological Service
New Caledonia Météo-France Nouvelle Calédonie


Unknown said...

thank you for all that you do/share . . . .

Anonymous said...


Opencpn can read .grb2 files since the release of version 4.4, the current version is 4.6.1. Unfortunately this is not yet mentioned in the documentation. The free grib viewer zyGrib is also able to read .grb2 files.

Thomas Hockne

David Burch said...

We have a recent article on NDFD that includes links to grib2 files. I have tried these in OpenCPN 4.61 on both mac and pc, and cannot get them to load. Can you tell me a source for grb2 files you refer to that will open in opencpn? Also maybe we can move this discussion to that article which is on this topic. One just before this one. thanks. the grb2 fomat comes in several projections and each has to be treated separately. CONUS is Lambert, oceanic and regional are mercator. Thanks again for the note. it will be extremely valuable if opencpn can read these NDFD files.

David Burch said...

I should add too that we are discussing in that article the native NDFD files and specifically the CONUS sector (a lambert projection). The oceanic sector (mercator) converted to grb1 by saildcos will run nicely in opencpn, and remains a valuable resource, but the CONUS data appear to be superior where we can get it, but it has to be tested.

Anonymous said...

OpenCPN reads .grib2 and .grb2 files just fine.
I just tested with files from these pages:

Do you know of any plans to publish NDFD files in these formats?

" Also maybe we can move this discussion to that article which is on this topic."
I did post a reply on that page but it was never published - for some reason.

Thomas Hockne

David Burch said...

Hi Thomas, these are both very nice grib sets and you are right they open nicely in OpenCPN. Thank you for the examples. They are a good source of data. The former from CHO and the latter from MeteoFrance. These are grib 2 format, but this format can come in several map projections. These two sources happen to be in a plain Lat-Lon grid, whereas NDFD comes in either Lambert, Mercator, or Polar Azimuthal. Almost all grib viewers will read the Lat-Lon grid, in grb2 or grb1, but it is up to the viewer to interpret the other projections. I would say there is no hope that the US will change this or offer an option. Thus we need to ask the viewer programmers to address this (as several have) or with some effort we can do the conversion ourselves using wgrib2 ( ). The use of that program was in the original article, but then removed as it was not needed. Now maybe there is call for that again.

I am not sure what is going on with the comments in the NDFD article. i have tried several things. For some reason with Chrome i cannot even post a comment. I think i will now just say there (if I can) that the discussion is here! If i can figure out how i will just copy all of this to that article.