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How to create a weather file for locations with no weather data provided by EnergyPlus?

asked 2021-04-14 23:00:53 -0500

updated 2021-04-16 07:21:21 -0500


I am using OpenStudio for my simulation. The location which I am working on is Kabul, Afghanistan and there is no weather data provided on the EnergyPlus website. I have collected data for 2 parameters (temperature, relative humidity) which are recorded on daily basis. Is it valid to create a weather file, by editing the *.epw file of any city provided by the EnergyPlus website, and put 1-year data on the correct field and delete all the rest of *.epw info? Can I create a *.epw file with just these 2 parameters? If not please recommend any resource where I can find these data. Thank you

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answered 2021-04-15 20:53:43 -0500

Joseph Yang's avatar

Hi - you should be able to find weather file from Climate One Building website ( for Kabul. You'd generally need more parameters than temperature and humidity to create valid EPW file (e.g. wind, SW/LW radiation etc.).

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Thank you very much, Joseph Yang!'s avatar  ( 2021-04-16 00:40:55 -0500 )edit

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