District Wise Climate Data for Nepal

The dataset contains data on Nepal's climate on different parameters. These data were obtained from the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) POWER Project funded through the NASA Earth Science/Applied Science Program and extracted using NASA's power access API.

  • Date (yyyy-mm-dd): 1981-01-01 to 2019-12-31
  • Climate zone: NA (reference Briggs et al: http://www.energycodes.gov)
  • Value for missing model data cannot be computed or out of model availability range: -999
  • No of Districts: 62
  • Community : SSE - Renewable Energy
  • File Format: CSV


  1. PRECTOT: MERRA2 1/2x1/2 Precipitation (mm day-1)
  2. PS: MERRA2 1/2x1/2 Surface Pressure (kPa)
  3. QV2M: MERRA2 1/2x1/2 Specific Humidity at 2 Meters (g/kg)
  4. RH2M: MERRA2 1/2x1/2 Relative Humidity at 2 Meters (%)
  5. T2M: MERRA2 1/2x1/2 Temperature at 2 Meters (C)
  6. T2MWET: MERRA2 1/2x1/2 Wet Bulb Temperature at 2 Meters (C)
  7. T2M_MAX: MERRA2 1/2x1/2 Maximum Temperature at 2 Meters (C)
  8. T2M_MIN: MERRA2 1/2x1/2 Minimum Temperature at 2 Meters (C)
  9. T2M_RANGE: MERRA2 1/2x1/2 Temperature Range at 2 Meters (C)
  10. TS: MERRA2 1/2x1/2 Earth Skin Temperature (C)
  11. WS10M: MERRA2 1/2x1/2 Wind Speed at 10 Meters (m/s)
  12. WS10M_MAX: MERRA2 1/2x1/2 Maximum Wind Speed at 10 Meters (m/s)
  13. WS10M_MIN: MERRA2 1/2x1/2 Minimum Wind Speed at 10 Meters (m/s)
  14. WS10M_RANGE: MERRA2 1/2x1/2 Wind Speed Range at 10 Meters (m/s)
  15. WS50M: MERRA2 1/2x1/2 Wind Speed at 50 Meters (m/s)
  16. WS50M_MAX: MERRA2 1/2x1/2 Maximum Wind Speed at 50 Meters (m/s)
  17. WS50M_MIN: MERRA2 1/2x1/2 Minimum Wind Speed at 50 Meters (m/s)
  18. WS50M_RANGE: MERRA2 1/2x1/2 Wind Speed Range at 50 Meters (m/s)

    Note: Before January 2018 the precipitation is reported as an accumulation, after it is in average rate.


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  • These data are extracted with respect to meteorological stations in Nepal. Data is extracted for 93 weather stations spanning 62 districts in Nepal.
  • The power data products are currently available at 0.5 x 0.5 degree resolution. Data at too high a resolution (i.e, less than 0.5 degrees), are potentially repetitively requesting the same information.
  • Within two to three (2-3) months after real-time, the meteorological data products are replaced with improved climate quality data products.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Data Category Environment & Climate
Source https://power.larc.nasa.gov/data-access-viewer/
Version 1.0
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