Climate Change

Climate Basics

Where can I find reliable climate statistics online?

There are many websites about the weather available on the Internet; some are better than others. You can get lots of information from government websites, such as the National Weather Service at and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at There are also some online databases available. WorldClimate at is a searchable online database that includes more than 85,000 climate statistics from all over the world. By typing in the name of a city, you can obtain data concerning rainfall and temperature. Weatherbase at has information on nearly 16,500 cities around the world; it even lets you pick whether you want to see statistics in metric or U.S. units.


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