The File Extensions Database


.GRIB2 File Extension

  • Developer by: World Meteorological Organization
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .GRIB2 file?

.GRIB2 is GRIB2 Meteorological Data File

A GRIB2 file is a binary file saved in the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) format. It contains gridded meteorological data and is used by meterological centers to store and exchange gridded fields.

The GRIB2 format is an open standard used around the world to store and exchange meteorological data between computer systems. The format supercedes the GRIB format which uses the .GRB and .GRIB file extensions.

Programs that open GRIB2 Meteorological Data File
Windows
GrADS
zyGrib
wgrib2
Mac
GrADS
zyGrib
wgrib2
Linux
GrADS
zyGrib
wgrib2

How to solve problems with GRIB2 files

  • Associate the GRIB2 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any GRIB2 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.GRIB2 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the GRIB2 file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .GRIB2 is GRIB2 Meteorological Data File. Because only the current version supports the latest GRIB2 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the World Meteorological Organization manufacturer website after an available .GRIB2 is GRIB2 Meteorological Data File update.
  • To make sure that your GRIB2 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.