See also: KNMI Climate Explorer ICA&D Copernicus/C3S_311a_Lot4




Welcome to the website of the European Climate Assessment & Dataset project. Presented is information on changes in weather and climate extremes, as well as the daily dataset needed to monitor and analyse these extremes. ECA&D was initiated by the ECSN in 1998 and has received financial support from the EUMETNET and the European Commission.


What's new?


The database is updated until: Feb 29, 2020.

February 2020 - Monthly updates of global radiation for six stations are now kindly provided by the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute.

February 2020 - Updates for July - December 2019 are kindly provided by the Meteorological Service of Catalonia.

December 2019 - New station data have been kindly provided by The National Environmental Agency from Georgia. These are 209 station records for daily temperature, precipitation and a subset provides humidity, pressure and wind information.

December 2019 - Global radiation record from 1928 onward has been added for the station Haarweg/Veenkampen (the Netherlands), kindly provided by the Wageningen University & Research centre.

October 2019 - E-OBS v20.0e has been released. Global radiation grids have been added.

October 2019 - Global radiation has been added.

October 2019 - Precipitation and temperature records of eight stations in the Czech Republic, with data starting as early as January 1920, are kindly provided by the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute.

August 2019 - Four historic rain gauge records for the Netherlands with data from 1849 until the 1950s added, kindly provided by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute.

July 2019 - Updates for 2015-2018 are kindly provided by the Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia.

July 2019 - Updates for January - June 2019 are kindly provided by the Meteorological Service of Catalonia.

July 2019 - Global radiation data has been included for Slovenia.

July 2019 - Precipitation and temperature data from 36 stations in Russia have been included for 2014-2017, kindly provided by Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring.

July 2019 - Precipitation and temperature data from Emilia Romagna (Italy) , downloaded from the Arpae database has been added. Years 2006 till 2019 (May) ARPAE Emilia-Romagna .

July 2019 - Updates of sunshine duration, temperature and precipitation data kindly provided by the Radcliffe Meteorological Station Oxford.

July 2019 - Relative humidity data have been included until the end of 2018 for all Estonian stations kindly provided by the Estonian Environment Agency.

July 2019 - 2018 update for Denmark and Greenland are included, kindly provided by DMI.

July 2019 - Rain gauge data for 59 stations and temperature data for 7 stations covering a part of the 1920s has been kindly provided by the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management.

July 2019 - Updates of five series for sunshine duration kindly provided by the Hungarian Meteorological Service.

July 2019 - Early temperature and rainfall records for 39 stations have been kindly provided by the UK Met Office'sNational Climate Information Centre.

July 2019 - Global radiation data from 1980 onwards has been kindly provided by MeteoSwiss.

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ECA&D forms the backbone of the climate data node in the Regional Climate Centre (RCC) for WMO Region VI (Europe and the Middle East) since 2010. The data and information products contribute to the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS).


Participants and data

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Today, ECA&D is receiving data from 69 participants for 63 countries and the ECA dataset contains 66865 series of observations for 13 elements at 19087 meteorological stations throughout Europe and the Mediterranean (see Daily data > Data dictionary). 82% of these daily series can be downloaded from this website for non-commercial research and education and ECA&D and the gridded dataset E-OBS enjoy widespread use in Europe. Participation to ECA&D is open to anyone maintaining daily station data. If you want to join please contact us. See our data policy for more details.


E-OBS gridded dataset

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E-OBS version 20.0e has been released. E-OBS is a daily gridded observational dataset for precipitation, temperature, sea level pressure and global radiation in Europe based on ECA&D information. The full dataset covers the period 1950-01-01 until 2019-07-31 (from 1980 onwards for radiation). It has originally been developed and updated as parts of the ENSEMBLES (EU-FP6) and EURO4M (EU-FP7) projects. Currently it is maintained and elaborated as part of the Copernicus Climate Change Services project.



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ECA&D has close links with the projects and initiatives below.

EUSTACE   INDECIS   Copernicus/C3S   Meteoalarm   International Surface Temperature Initiative   UERRA   EURO4M   ENSEMBLES   MILLENNIUM   ACRE   ETCCDI   EEA   AOPC   EUPORIAS   CHARMe  

Joint research projects exist between ECA&D and the following institutes or initiatives

MEDARE Initiative   ETH   JRC   SMHI  



Contact us

ECA&D Project Team
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

P.O. Box 201
3730 AE De Bilt
The Netherlands


Gerard van der Schrier

Else van den Besselaar

Conny Schiks

Gé Verver

Antonello Squintu



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