In January 2020, the EFAS-MDCC team integrated the meteorological station data from the Spain state meteorological agency (AEMET) into the operational processing routines. AEMET station data are downloaded every 6 hours from the AEMET Open Data portal. In total, data for 823 stations is loaded into the EFAS-MDCC database. Available data for precipitation, temperature, wind, relative humidity, solar radiation, sunshine duration and dew-point temperature are processed. Precipitation and temperature data for about 690 stations and wind speed data for nearly 600 stations are included into the gridded precipitation fields produced every day in the early morning as input for the EFAS forecasts. Solar radiation data from the available 34 stations is also used in the gridded solar radiation fields.
EFAS-MDCC would like to thank AEMET very much for providing their data through the Open Data portal and for providing help to resolve questions from their data users.