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Weather Forecast 0% open


What data is expected?

3-day forecasts of temperature, precipitation and wind. Forecasts have to be provided for several regions in the country. Short-term weather forecasts are relevant for the general public to plan activities, while also being reliable. See our methodology section for more information.

  • Temperature extremes
  • Temperature average
  • Wind speed
  • Wind direction
  • Precipitation Amount
  • Precipitation Probability
  • Forecast for current day and four following days

How open is the data?

The submission stated that no evidence could be found that a government entity collects meteorological information. The World Meteorological Organisation states that the Botswana Meteorological Services are providing this information: see here However information on this agency is almost not existing on the WMO website and it is not clear what the exact tasks of the agency are, and whether it shares responsibilities (i.e. provision of data for aviation, or similar). The WMO links to a website hosted by IBIS. It could not be verified whether it is a data provider contracted by government or not. Therefore the submission counts as valid. Thank you, Tricia Govindasamy, for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.

Data location   Unknown
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Tricia Govindasamy
Last modified   Tue Jan 17 2017 18:20:38 GMT+0000 (UTC)



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