Creates Py-ART compatible cf-radial data from individual sweeps of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Radar data


PyScanCf is a library for creating cfradial (polar) data from IMD radars that contain all 10 sweeps from single scans which are named as ( as well as gridded radar data from which are named as ( Both formats are compatible for PyART. It uses Pyart to create grid data, so please remember to cite Py-ART as well.

Installing from source

Installing PyScanCf from source is the only way to get the latest updates and enhancement to the software that have not yet made it into a release. The latest source code for PyScanCf can be obtained from the GitHub repository,

How to install::

conda create -n pcf python=3.9 jupyter arm_pyart pandas wradlib git -c conda-forge
conda activate pcf
pip install git+

Or, to install in your home directory, use::

git clone
python install --user

Or, Install via pip::

pip install pyscancf



Syed, H. A., Sayyed, I., Kalapureddy, M. C. R., & Grandhi, K. K. (2021). PyScanCf – The library for single sweep datasets of IMD weather radars. Zenodo. doi:10.5281/zenodo.5574160.

PyScanCf Tutorial on Youtube


Import Library::

from pyscancf import pyscancf as pcf

Mention the data path::

inp = '/Users/rizvi/Downloads/goa16'

Convert data to cfradial format::


And you’ll see the beautiful gridded data plot in your notebook, the figures will be saved in the directory from where you launched the notebook


Detailed and efficient way to use this toolkit

Detailed Notebook