GRIB Model

ICON D2 - DWD. High resolution Germany

Provider:Deutscher Wetterdienst, DWD, Germany
Model scope:Europe
Update frequency:every 3 hours
Resolution:1.2nm, 2.2km
Model duration:113 forecasts starting at 0 hr, ending at 2 days
Parameters:pressure, wind, wind gust, rain, cloud, temperature, humidity, simulated radar
GRIB model date:Sun May 26 12:00:00 2024 UTC
Download date:Sun May 26 13:44:19 2024 UTC
Download delay:1hr 44min

Note: the Download delay is the amount of time required for the GRIB model to compute its forecast and then for the LuckGrib cluster to download the data and make it available. The LuckGrib delay is generally less than 10 minutes, the remainder of the delay is the model compute time.


ICON D2 is DWD’s highest resolution weather model, covering Germany, Switzerland, Austria other neighboring countries.

The resolution of this model is 1.2 nm (2.2 km or 0.02°). This makes it more than 10 times higher resolution than most global models, which are typically 0.25°. This model has shorter range forecasts, offering just over one day of forecast data.

This model offers forecast data every 15 minutes, which is ideal for tracking quickly changing weather.

Note that DWD released this model on February 10th, 2021. The older model this one replaced is the DWD COSMO D2 model. ICON D2 has a slighly larger domain than the older model.

(Update: March 7th, 2022.) There are now 48 hours of weather forecasts available. Prior to this change, the forecast extended to 27 hours. Thanks to DWD for this extra data!

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