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SILO climate data

Outage Notice: SILO will not be updated on the evening of Saturday 6 February 2016 due to server maintenance. SILO clients will still be able to access data, but the datasets will not include the new data for the previous day. Service is expected to return to normal on Sunday 7 February 2016.


SILO is an enhanced climate database hosted by the Science Delivery Division of the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI). 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's patched point datasets for Queensland are available free of charge through the Queensland Government Open Data Portal. Please read the instructions on how to obtain data. All other SILO data are available through a paid licencing agreement.

Accessing and using SILO

To obtain SILO data you need to fill in the appropriate order form. The order form is used to create an account (first time users) and order data. For irregular access and small amounts of data, please use the small order form (PDF, 1.4M, last updated 04:06PM, 13 November 2015)*. For bulk data requests, please use the large area order form (PDF, 237K, last updated 04:06PM, 13 November 2015)*. 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)

# Access will depend on the data ordered, for details see our price list 

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Last updated 28 January 2016

SILO climate data