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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?
It's not openly licenced
It's not in an open and machine-readable format
It's not downloadable at once
It's not up-to-date
It's not publicly available
It's not available free of charge
The initial submission was amended. It stated that temperature extremes, averages, and precipitation are available online.
However, it was found that the Malawi Meterological Services provide 24h forecast for temperature extremes and cloud coverage/precipitation, wind speed and direction at https://www.metmalawi.com/weather/weather_24h.php as well as at https://www.metmalawi.com/weather/5day_forecast.php.
The forecasts are split into regions. 5-day forecasts are not separated into different days, but the website gives trends how the weather will develop in areas. Since the forecast is not very exact, not split into different days, and does not contain precipitation amount (at the date of review), it was decided that the submission does not qualify for assessment.
Thank you, Tricia Govindasamy, for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.