SILO products are freely available under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. Under this licence users can copy, modify and redistribute the data, provided you acknowledge SILO as the data source and indicate if any changes were made to the data.
The gridded datasets can be accessed using the methods outlined on our gridded data page.
The point datasets can be accessed using either our web interface or web API:
An interactive interface that allows users to:
After you submit your request, SILO will prepare the data and it will be returned to your browser as a file download.
The web interface is useful for new users, and also for exploring the available point data (e.g. station number or the latitude/longitude of grid points) which can then be accessed programmatically using our web API.
The API provides a programmer's interface for requesting point datasets. It can be used for streaming data back to you in real-time, for:
To construct your API requests, you can refer to the API instructions and explore the available data using the interactive web interface.
The API is useful for automated or repetitive downloads.