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Weather Data to Support Agriculture and Nutrition Based Programs in Africa

Weather Data to Support Agriculture and Nutrition Based Programs in Africa

Posted by l.leighty on 10 Sep 2013

Greetings NALAN members,

I'm writing to introduce the aWhere Platform, which offers free, interactive access to localized weather data for western, eastern, and southern Africa (regions where meteorological stations are sparse). Interactive and accessible weather data are important for in season decision making, instrumental for improved research and critical for greater context in shaping policies relating to food security and agricultural development.  

Weather data is collected at meteorological stations around the world and interpolated to create quality data in detailed 9km grids- it’s like having a meteorological station every 9km.  

aWhere provides 3-5 years of historical, daily-observed and forecasted weather data for the following variables:

·        Precipitaiton

·        Minimum and Maximum Temperature

·        Minimum and Maximum Relative Humidity 

·        Solar Radiation

·        Maximum and Morning Wind Speed

·        Accumulative Growing Degree Days (calculated with user input)

Access is free and easy. Register now at http://www.awhere.com/en-us/weather-p and instantly access weather data for your regions of interest.

For questions, please contact lizzyleighty@awhere.com