Some simulations require up to date weather data from a SILO weather station. In the past this meant extracting the required weather file(s) from SILO prior to running the simulation.
This new module automates this process. Now the user can specify the SILOInput module in the control file instead of the INPUT module. In the parameter file the user specifies the SILO station number to use. When APSIM is run, the SILOInput module will then extract the required weather file from SILO and provide the weather data to the APSIM simulation, all without any user intervention.
station_number = 15027 ! ROCKHAMPTON DOWNS
See the SILOInput Example for a complete working example.