Long Paddock

SILO climate data

The old SILO system is now due to be decommissioned in coming months but for now it is still available. Our new SILO system is also offered for testing.

SILO is an enhanced climate database hosted by the Science Delivery Division of the Department of Environment and Science (DES). SILO contains Australian climate data from 1889 (current to yesterday), in a number of ready-to-use formats, suitable for research and climate applications. In addition, SILO provides users with access to climate change projections data for 2030 and 2050 in a daily format.

SILO datasets are available free of charge through the Queensland Government Open Data Portal. Please read the instructions on how to obtain data.

Accessing and using SILO

On 30 June 2017 SILO ceased charging for its datasets. To access data you still need to be a registered user, but payment is no longer necessary. Customers with site licences do not need to renew their site licences for 2017/2018, and will continue to have access to the same products for which they were licenced in 2016/2017. Please note that spatial datasets are currently only available to existing site licensees. Both point and spatial datasets will be freely available in the new SILO system: https://silo.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/

If you have any questions of comments, please .

To register, please fill in the silo_registration_form (PDF, 109K, last updated 09:54AM, 12 July 2017)*.  Once your order form has been processed, you will be able to download data directly from the web:

You can use our feedback form if you require assistance.

Some data on this site are sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology (logo and web site link)

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Last updated 20 July 2017

SILO climate data