ERA 5 data - Queue time 2h?

Hello everybody,

I'm downloading some ERA5 data currently and I experience a queue time of more than 2h. I have downloaded data several months ago and I think it was much faster back then.

Are these queue times normal? Can I do something to decrease the queue time?

I'm using a Python script and the cdsapi to download the data. 

Best regards,


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