Regular meteorological element datasets for 22 observing sites in Sri Lanka (2008-2018)

This data set includes the daily values of temperature, pressure, relative humidity, wind speed, wind direction, precipitation, radiation, and water vapor pressure observed from 22 international exchange stations in Sri Lanka from January 1, 2008 to October 1, 2018.

The data was downloaded from the NCDC of NOAA.

The data set processing method is that the original data is quality-controlled to form a continuous time series. It satisfies the accuracy of the original meteorological observation data of the National Weather Service and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and eliminates the systematic error caused by the failure of the tracking data and the sensor.

The meteorological site information contained in this dataset is as follows:


+09.800  +080.067   +0015.0   SRI LANKA  KANKASANTURAI

+09.650  +080.017   +0003.0   SRI LANKA  JAFFNA

+09.267  +080.817   +0002.0   SRI LANKA  MULLAITTIVU

+08.983  +079.917   +0003.0   SRI LANKA  MANNAR

+08.750  +080.500   +0098.0   SRI LANKA  VAVUNIYA

+08.539  +081.182   +0001.8   SRI LANKA  CHINA BAY

+08.301  +080.428   +0098.8   SRI LANKA  ANURADHAPURA

+08.117  +080.467   +0117.0   SRI LANKA  MAHA ILLUPPALLAMA

+08.033  +079.833   +0002.0   SRI LANKA  PUTTALAM

+07.706  +081.679   +0006.1   SRI LANKA  BATTICALOA

+07.467  +080.367   +0116.0   SRI LANKA  KURUNEGALA

+07.333  +080.633   +0477.0   SRI LANKA  KANDY

+07.181  +079.866   +0008.8   SRI LANKA  BANDARANAIKE INTL COLOMBO

+06.900  +079.867   +0007.0   SRI LANKA  COLOMBO

+06.822  +079.886   +0006.7   SRI LANKA  COLOMBO RATMALANA

+06.967  +080.767   +1880.0   SRI LANKA  NUWARA ELIYA

+06.883  +081.833   +0008.0   SRI LANKA  POTTUVIL

+06.817  +080.967   +1250.0   SRI LANKA  DIYATALAWA

+06.983  +081.050   +0667.0   SRI LANKA  BADULLA

+06.683  +080.400   +0088.0   SRI LANKA  RATNAPURA

+06.033  +080.217   +0013.0   SRI LANKA  GALLE

+06.117  +081.133   +0020.0   SRI LANKA  HAMBANTOTA

Data file naming and use method

The file is named using the Pascal Case. The data file is a text file (txt) that can be viewed directly and referenced according to the corresponding identifier in the documentation.

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DENG Chuangwu. Regular meteorological element datasets for 22 observing sites in Sri Lanka (2008-2018). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2019. doi: 10.11888/Meteoro.tpdc.271007. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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Geographic coverage
East: 81.90 West: 79.70
South: 5.90 North: 9.80
  • Temporal resolution: Daily
  • File size: 2,123 MB
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  • Temporal coverage: 2008-01-08 To 2018-10-08
  • Updated time: 2019-07-30
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