The OpenGribs Open Source software allows with a simple UI to select an area and download the data: Basically this software is sending requests to the servers that return the data.
We were looking for a simpler solution directly integrated in QGIS.
During the QGIS HackFest of Padova in February 2019, thanks to Enrico Ferreguti, we developed the QGribDownloader plugin.
Here a very short guide:
Search and download the
Zoom to an area and click on the plugin icon to open the settings panel:
You can now select many different options: meteorological model, variables to
to download, etc. Click on
Download Grib and select the folder where to
save the data: once downloaded the data are automatically loaded in QGIS
Use all the standard symbology option of QGIS to create the meteo map:
We can make many enhancements to the plugin, just write us.
Another example from our blog: the evolution of the Dorian hurricane. Cool isn't it?!