The ERA-Interim web interface for pressure level data only shows 6-hourly analysis, but no forecasts. Is it possible to have forecast data at pressure level?
Forecast data on pressure levels is not available through the web interface, but only through the ECMWF WebAPI. To use the API:
- First install the Web API, following these instructions
- Then run a Python script to extract ERA-Interim forecasts on pressure levels. Please see here for a sample script (at the end of page in comments)
ERA-Interim production to stop on 31st August 2019
As ERA5 is now available (What are the changes from ERA-Interim to ERA5?), we are preparing to stop the production of ERA-Interim on 31st August 2019. This means that the complete span of ERA-Interim data will be from 1st January 1979 to 31st August 2019.
Keeping in mind that ERA-Interim is published with an offset of about three months from the dataset's reference date, ERA-Interim August 2019 data will be made available towards the end of 2019.
For the time being and until further notice, ERA-Interim shall continue to be accessible through the ECMWF Web API. ERA5 is available from the Climate Data Store (CDS).