I have been trying to access WorldClim data for several days now, without success. Neither browser-based download nor getData() works in my case.

I have tried various end devices, on various networks, even the phone. Seems the server is not accessible. A post in their Contact form keeps unresponded since days.

Does anybody experience the same?

Specifically, to download current data you would visit http://worldclim.org/current Trying to download the, say, 10 min resolved tmin data should result in saving http://biogeo.ucdavis.edu/data/climate/worldclim/1_4/grid/cur/tmin_10m_bil.zip to your computer. However, each attempt with any file results in a request timeout error.

  • What are the precise steps that you are performing when you try to do this using your preferred method?
    – PolyGeo
    Commented Apr 11, 2017 at 20:24
  • I can't download anything off of the WorldClim page either. Looks like something is awry with the server at UCDavis
    – Carl
    Commented Apr 11, 2017 at 20:41

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Hm, today, downloads are working again. Unfortunately I haven"t got a clue whether my/our inquiries cured it, or if there was some other reasons. Both question through contract forum and direct email to UCDavies was not answered - kind of poor customer service for a Californian school. I close the question, many thanks for your comments.

  • This is not an answer, but a comment to your question. Please place this in the comment section or edit your question to reflect updates (as your reputation is not high enough for comments). Commented Apr 15, 2017 at 16:09

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