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Meteorological Datasets

Meteorological data is essential for water resource planning and research. In India, this data is difficult to obtain for the average citizen. In this application, entire datasets for various meteorological indicators from 1901 to 2002, for any part of India, is made available for users, in a simple format.

We are currently working on getting a file download of the 100 year data. Mail us at to keep you posted.

Meteorological datasets from other sources


31. You can buy the data from IMD, Pune

Contact IMD, Pune and purchase the data. You can get daily, monthly data for whatever period you want. It is the only reliable source. Your program is not clear, groundwater modelling of 3 lakh ?

You can also get rainfall data for some years of your requirement from the web site of Dept. of agriculture, Govt. of Maharashtra

30. Dr Rajith Rastogi maintains this data

I do think Dr Rajith Rastogi maintains this data with him and many of my friends who worked with this use to collect the relevant data.

29. Procure rainfall data from Hydrology Project Division, Nashik

If you can get institutional support, then you can get such data from 1980 onwards from the Hydrology Project Division, Water Resources Department, Nashik.

Data older than 1980 can be procured from IMD. All data can be acquired after giving some fees. There are several data gaps, which may require hindcasting.

28. Maharashtra rainfall data from all raingauges required


I am an M.Tech student at IIT Bombay. My thesis topic is 'Maharashtra groundwater modelling'. I need rainfall data from all raingauges in Maharashtra for the period 1975-2010. From where can I get such data.

Any help is appreciated.


27. Request for getting daily(latest)temparature data set in Mumbai

Dear Sir,

I am working on a project that deals with "temperature prediction" with live data set. For the same I want daily temperature information for probably 1.5 to 2 years (2010,2011) with wind, fog attributes if possible.


26. Meterological data of Rajasthan

Der Sir,

I am working in a project and I have requirement of meteorological data since 1970 to 2010 of Rajasthan. I have got rainfall data but other details is not available in the same link. Kindly provide me the data requested by me.

Thanks & Regards

Dhavan Saini
JRF (Sacon)

25. MET Data Application

Hi, the MET Data Application is currently undergoing some maintenance work. We are working to fix it as soon as possible. Sorry for the inconvenience!

India Water Portal Team

24. Met data

It seems that MET DATA is not working. I have tried several times but am unable to launch it. Please help.

23. Precipitation data


I want the precipitation data of districts of MP for the past 50 years. 

Please help..

22. information


Thank you for the wishes.

The source of the 100 year met data and its background note is available here

About the new four year (2004-2008) data, the source is the India Meteorological Department.


India Water Portal Team

21. Daily historical data sets

First I should thank you for you efforts to put the data sets on the web. Its a great work. Kindly help me in getting the district wise daily historical weather dat for Karnataka from 1960 to 2005. I am in need of this for studies related to impact of climate change on food production in Karnataka.



      In this site we hav got the MET data upto 2002....can u help me in finding out the data regarding precipitation,temperature,cloud cover, vapour pressure,wet day frequency,evapotranspiration for the years 2003 to till date...

19. CRU TS 3.0

Thank you for the Climate Research Unit (CRU) TS2.1 dataset, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. It is indeed very helpful.

However, since my reserach requires data upto 2006 or more, I would like to use the newer version called CRU TS3.0 (SEE LINK BELOW) of the dataset. I read that you have adopted a complicated process to adapt the CRU TS2.1 dataset to India, would it be possible to let me know if you are working on the adaptation of CRU TS3.0 dataset to India? And if yes, when is it expected to be available?

I would appreciate an early reply from you!


18. Why?

It is a pity it is difficult to obtain such data. Why? Does anybody knows why? Not long ago I watched a documentary about developing countries  and it was said that people cannot obtain economy statistical data. The data that are on the public website are very detailed so without making tiresome operations you won't be able to have the picture of what is going on in the country.But this concerns economy, but why there is the same situation with meteorological data?

17. Data

We do not have Humidity/Wind/Solar radiance. Worth contacting the IMD

16. Temperature data

I m unable to locate past temperature data of indian states.Excellent rainfall data is provided from 2004-2008 of various states on india.Plz suggest how i can find the data regarding Temperature/Humidity/Wind/Solar Irradiance. regards Lalit Mogha +91 9099002538

15. Comments and critiques of the meteorological dataset 1901 - 2002

Since 2007 when this application was first made available, we have received a large number of comments, thank you notes, and critiques regarding the Met data in the dataset. We publish a selection of these below, believing it would be useful to the wider audience. There are several instances where we have seen the met. data in this application to be varying sometimes widely from other available met data. We suggest that the users to use the data with some caution and checks and to also the background paper from Mitchell, Jones et. al., on the creation of the global dataset. We welcome further comments and suggestions regarding making more and better met data available online. India Water Portal team ============================================================= I m not questioning the authencity of data and i have also read the paper by Mitchell and Jones. The important thing to know for us to clarify whether Mitchell and Jones used the station level data from India or not, while doing the analysis. Let me cite one paragraph from a research report of National Climate Center, 2008. Global scale gridded monthly temperature data set (New et al, 2000, Jones and Moberg, 2003) are available to the research community for more than ten years. The data set of Jones and Moberg (2003) forms a basis for the assessment of temperature trends by IPCC for climate assessment reports and by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) for the annual climate statements. Regional gridded daily temperature data sets are also available for different regions including China (Feng et al. 2004), and the USA (Janowiak et al. 1999 and Piper and Stewart 1996). Recently, Caesar et al. (2006) reported the development of a new daily temperature gridded data set for the globe. The data set contained daily temperature in 2.50 latitude by 3.750 longitude grid over the period January 1946 to December 2000. The primary source of station data for this data set is the Global Historical Climatology Network-Daily (GHCND). However, this data set does not contain any data from the Indian region. (NCC research report 8, June, 2008) As far as i have read the paper by Mitchell their main source of data is also GHCND and some more addition. So i asked the question. To check the data i compared rainfall data from India Water Portal Source and Season And Crop Report, Govt Of India which is based on IMD station data for three years of two districts in Andhra Pradesh. I found that in some cases data are similar or varying marginally. But in some other points there are huge gaps between data for example difference of 50 Mm or more of rainfall. So this difference of rainfall can make a lot of difference on crop productivity and growth. This point becomes important when i m looking at the societal vulnerability to climate change. I don't question the authenticity of the source, i only wanted to know how far this data is similar to data provided by IMD and how useful these data are when doing vulnerability analysis to climate change. I apologize if anything wrong i wrote in the process of discussion. Thank you for sharing ur ideas with me. Thanks to Arghyam for maintaining this portal, which is playing a significant role in terms of providing free data to the public. Regards, Architesh === this is really an excellent resource! i wonder if i may make a request though: i'm working on a project that requires time series information on yearly rainfall for all the districts in india for the period 1975-present, and i couldn't find a way to download this easily in an excel file. could you please help me out?thankschari ==== Please update with latest data till 2008 rainfall. alok gawande === I tried India water portal, but it gives monthly averages. I need annual maximum daily series. (the maximum daily rainfall in each year) If you know any procedure to try this, please let me know. Thanks for your kindness. Best regards, Kumari ==== I need information on days when it was raining in Dibang District of Arunachal Pradesh from 2001 November till April 2005. How and from where can i get this Manish Jaggi === My compliments to all the people who have worked on your website to generate the detail needed for research. I am working on a paper that analyzes the determinants of infant mortality using household asset data. India is amongst one of the countries. For the methodology we would also like to include monthly precipitation data and although this data is available on your website by district this would require me to go through the same steps for each and every district. I am wondering whether you have this data available in any format from 1970 to 2002 (and beyond if more recent data is available). This would save me a lot of time trying to download the data from the website by each district. Many thanks in advance, Ellen Tan ==== Dear Sir,First, I would like to sincerely appreciate the development of Meteorological Datasets for India using CRU datasets.Since we wanted to analyse long term meteorological data in GIS over India and therefore started looking your webpage vs CRU original datasets. We have noticed that after selecting a cell at monthly data it displays is half degree displayed (in both directions) as compare to original datasets (available at CRU site). This error can further be checked when one retrive data of costal areas where their are edges of India boundary. Your datasets always retrive 'no data' whereas we have noticed that in the original datasets there are data. We think that this is just becuase of half degree shift (in both directions) during data retrival from original database of CRU.I therefore request you kindly check at your end and then corrected version may kindly be provided to world user community.Thanking you,YoursDr. Arun K. Saraf,Professor,Department of Earth Sciences,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee,ROORKEE - 247667, India === Dear All,I wish to know how reliable is the data avaliable on the portal at IITB would like to use/verify the data.Is it that the recorded data was provided to Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and they did further cleaning and processing of the data.Please clarify as early as possible.Kind Regards,Durgadas ==== I am very interested in the annual rainfall totals for Rajasthan that you have posted on your waterportal.Can you please advise: (1)Where these data are derived from - such as India Met Dept, Irrigation Dept, or some other network, and (2) whether this data is 'as received' or checked for errors (such as inclusion of part year as a whole year record).Thanks.Gordon Stanger ==== Thanks, this is great service. I think the district wise availability is better than the grid wise. But if you can make it sub district wise data available that would be even better. The data after 2002 is not available, which is a pity. I guess the latest data can be obtained from other sources more easily, but it if it were available at the site that would be even better. Himanshu Thakkar === Hi It is not clear whether precipitation showed in the graphs includes both rain and snow. For example if I want to know precipitation in a grid block in the Himalayan area, it shows total precipitation. Should I consider this data as precipitation including both snow and rain or only rain. Dr Pratap Singh === I have just had a look at this and have found this quite useful. It is rather convenient to download data in excel sheets. Those of you who use such data regularly may kindly give your suggestions. I can see that it is easily possible for people to get comparisons for their regions and analyse impact of climate change through this. Shambu Prasad === I had the following idea : 1. Process the rainfall data i.e arrange the monthly rainfalls (would prefer at least 30 years because as per statistics it gives creditbility in arriving at the models) in ascending order. Figure out the decile values and then compare it with the current years monthly rainfall data to know the rainfall status. It could be a useful tool for Government in declaring drought and channelize resources accordingly. 2. Again there is a possibility of using the GIS and providing the status as on date, which again will be quite useful. Regards Bharavi Mishra == 1. The precipitation data would be useful to our purpose (we're speaking J&K specific here) if it were bifurcated into snowfall and rainfall data 2. The data on ground frost does not mention units of measurement 3. We have data upto 2002 only - with all the climate changes in recent years, it would be really helpful to get more recent data With Regards, Ajita Kini == It's a very good website. The data is definitely useful to us. The only drawback I found is that, you can get the data for a predefined range of area and not at exact location. Another suggestion is that the map needs some detailing w.r.t. rivers, places, etc. so that selection of area becomes easy. With Regards Rajendra Deshpande

14. met.dataset

Thanks for the met. data set.It is a boon for any one interested in studies on water.Thee data may be reliable for homogeneous districts. However caution is needed while using the data for hill districts especially those situated in rainshadow areas, For example the average annual rainfall of Hassan district, Karnataka according to the Met set is around 2000 mm. Whereas as per IMD it is around 1000 mm. This point should be noted while using data locally.

13. 2003 data gap

I wonder if the current data gap for 2003 can be filled in?
This is an excellent job, but when looking for continuous time series climate data (e.g. 1970s through till 2009, the year 2003 is missing)

please help!

12. You can get met data of Gujarat from State Water Data Centre

You can get Gujarat hydrometerological data from State Water Data Centre, Gandhinagar.

11. What other details do you require?

Dear Shiva,

What are the other details that you require? Apart from precipitation, there is a bunch of other data that can be downloaded from the Met Data tool. Let us know about your requirement so that we can help you with it if we can.

Seetha Gopalakrishnan
India Water Portal Team

10. Need water quality data pan India


I am looking for water quality data for across India.

Can anybody help me with this.

Thanking you
Vishwas shinde
Mob no 09892126970

9. I have data related to water body's 22 parameters

Hi Madhura,

I have data related to water body's 22 parameters from a research that I had completed recently. Are you are in Pune? Madhura can you do me a favour? I wan to publish my thesis in the form of research paper. If you have concrete knowledge of how to write an international research paper, can you please teach me. Professionally you can take fees from me for that help. Reply to my mail id.

Thank you

Pratiksha -

8. Want hourly inflow and outflow data at barrages in R.Damodar

I want hourly inflow and outflow data at barrages on river Damodar (collected by Damodar Valley Corporation) for the period June-September, 2009. If you kindly post the data, it will be really very helpful for me.

7. Need daily temperature data from 1981-2011


I was wondering if it would be possible for you to provide me with a daily temperature data (min, max) on a district level for India from 1981 onwards. Or can you point me to the right source for this information.

Would really help me in long term modeling of temperature for my work. Thanks a lot.

6. Very useful information - Neeed help with relative humidity

Very useful information indeed! I need data on an additional parameter relative humidity that is not available here. Could you please tell me from where time series (monthly or weekly) districtwise data on RH can be obtained?

Alternatively is there a way to compute Rh from the data on climatic parameters given in your data set?

5. Want relative humidity data of India


I am a PhD student at IITM, Pune and I need a daily gridded data of relative humidity over the whole country. I am working on the evolution of western disturbances and hence I need to know the changes in relative humidity over India.

Thanks and regards,

4. Evaporation data of Jaislemer area for last 5 years

I am working on 'evaporation pond sizing'. I need evporation data of Jaislemer area, for the last 5 years.

It would be a great help if you can provide the following data:

  • Avg. Max dry bulb Temp
  • Avg min dry bulb temp
  • Avg. Dry bulb
  • Average Relative humidiy (Morning)
  • Average Relative Humidity (Afternoon)
  • Average Relative humidity (Total)
  • Average windspeed
  • Evaporation data (mm /day)


Ravi Jankar

3. Need meteorological data for 1970 to 2010 of Tamilnadu

Dear Sir,

I am working on a project and I have requirement of meteorological data since 1970 to 2010 of Tamilnadu. I have got rainfall data but other details is not available in the same link. Kindly provide me the data requested by me.

Thanks & regards

R V Shiva

2. Source of Metdata


Thank you for the wishes.

The source of the 100 year met data and its background note is available here

About the new four year (2004-2008)  data, the source is the India Meteorological Department.



India Water Portal Team

1. Great Step

Firstup I congratulate and thank you for putting up this great step and efforts. While I fully agree that getting meteorological data is not that easy at least in India, The querry regarding the Source of this data arises in my mind. May I know the source of the data that is being generated for various meteorological parameters in this application.

I shall be indebted by getting an early reply.

Thanks you once again.

Mahjoor A Lone
Paleoclimate Lab,
NGRI, Uppal Road,
Hyderabad, A. P. India
Pin: 500606

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