The National Library’s collection contains historic and more recent weather and climate data as well as information about data collection and analysis. Reputable weather and climate data is also available online.
For advice on how to access these materials, see Searching for weather and climate.
Weather and climate data is available online from a number of reputable sources. You will find a selection of these listed below.
- The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) offers access to a range of statistics and observations online, including climate data, a weather station directory and FAQs on how to get data. The BoM also makes available data about climate and weather extremes, spatial data, and data for tracking climate trends.
- The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) maintains a Data Access Portal where raw research data is made available (note that some data is locked behind a login). The portal allows data to be filtered by keyword and location. To search by subject area, choose the ‘Browse’ tab.
- Geoscience Australia has a wide range of data and publications available online.