Answered By: George Clark Last Updated: Jul 15, 2015 Views: 298
Weather data is mostly taken locally, not nationally--for example, it rains differently from one part of a country to another, and it is measured at particular points. Think, for example, Seattle versus Death Valley. So it may not be helpful to assign a single number for each climate statistic to a country. That said, you should be able to find data for meteorological stations in a country. And there are, as I understand it, ways to deal with climate across an area, maybe using grid-based data?
Try these sources:
NOAA’s National Climate Data Center also has some free global products—scroll down to get past the US-only stuff:
For a more general guide to weather and climate data, try http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/wcp/wcdmp/csm/html/csm.html .
The weather services of individual countries may also be able to provide data.
For more information, you might contact Numeric Data Services at Harvard: http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/lamont/collections/numericdata/services.cfm .