WMO and ACMAD Datasets

Product descriptions

  • WMO Essential
    Publicly accessible
  • WMO Additional
    These products are aimed at NMHS of WMO.   See latest changes: PDF icon Changes to WMO NMHS products 02 July 2018

  • ACMAD
    These products are available to the African Center of Meteorological Application for Development (ACMAD) countries
  • SWFDP
    These products are available to  participants in the WMO Severe weather forecast demonstration project (SWFDP)

Access to the data

ECMWF services for the WIS (WMO Information System)

ECMWF makes available some of its products via the WIS (more information on WMO website). The main dissemination routes are ECMWF's DCPC and the GISCs of the WIS, EUMETSAT's  EUMETCast service and the GTS (Global Telecommunication System).

Data formats available are GRIB Edition 2 on a 0.5° x 0.5° lat/lon grid,  BUFR (Tropical Cyclones)  and graphical products.

The data can be downloaded from ECMWF's DCPC FTP server:

Filenames follow the WMO standards
The list of products that you see is based on your login credentials
The list of products that you can see is based on your login credentials

A login is required for some of these services. To request access, WMO Members should ask their Permanent Representative to send an e-mail to:

The Director General ECMWF
servicedesk@ecmwf.int (please mark for the attention of the Director General)