Technical Bulletins

Met Office Unified Model Data (17 km) for Africa will be available on EUMETCast from 1 February.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

These are NWP model data for use by African NMHSs and include Humidity, Temperature, Wind, Mean Sea Level Pressure, Convective Rain rate, Convective Snow Rate, etc.

They are in GRIB-2 format.

Example filename:

W_GB-MetOffice-Exeter,MODEL,_C_EGRR_20180108040338_2018010800_Africa17km_temperature_sl_000144.bin

These data are intended to replace the current Met Office Mid-East Africa model data (in GRIB-1 format) which will continue to be distributed on EUMETCast until the end of February 2018.

Example filename for the Mid-East Africa model data:

W_GB-MetOffice-Exeter,MODEL,_C_EGRR_20180108034653_2018010800_AFRICA_MIDEAST_sl_2mTemperature_000048.bin.bz2

From 1 March 2018, the Mid-East Africa model data will be discontinued and only the 17 km model data will be available.

The 17 km model data will be distributed on the following EUMETCast channel:
Channel: WMO-RA-I
PID: 301 (Europe and Africa)
Multicast Address: 224.223.222.26

More information on the Met Office Unified Model

NOTE for PUMA Users: The Met Office 17 km model data can only be visualised and processed if you have installed the latest upgrade of PUMA 2015 station, version 1.3.0. This version was released on 12 December 2017.

For more information, contact our User Service Helpdesk.

 
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