I need average temperatures and precipitation data (if possible as grid) for Germany and I found this source: https://opendata.dwd.de/climate_environment/CDC/

But I have no idea on how to load it into QGIS or SAGA GIS I'm working with. Does anybody here know how to use this data?


1) Go up in the file structure, for example this here: https://opendata.dwd.de/climate_environment/CDC/grids_germany/halfyear/precipitation/

2) Download the file, in the case of the link above: grids_germany_halfyear_precipitation_201819.asc.gz

3) Than unpack the downloaded gzip file (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gzip) - I used 7zip on Windows, please see what kind of software you can use on your machine.

4) The resulting file in this case is RSMS_19_2018_01.asc : Drag and drop this file into the QGIS-window (or use menu layer - add raster layer and look for the file on your drive).

The resulting layer looks like this:

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