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Weather Forecast 50% 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 original submission was amended, because it referred to current weather measurements (containing all required data elements for various weather stations in numerical values, it is openly licensed, available for free, downloadable at once). This data is fully open. However, it is not forecasting data. The reviewer found a forecasting dataset, available at: This dataset contains all required characteristics for 5 days and is considered the reference forecast dataset, because it is most representative for the parameters the Index assesses. It can be retrieved at once via FTP server but is not openly licensed and has to be paid on a monthly basis. To do so, users have to sign up for the service. It is available as HTML or in raw data (XML or CSV). I added the characteristics "precipitation amount" and "precipitation probability" Thank you, Günther Tschabuschnig, for submitting to the Global Open Data Index. Reviewers assessment of findability: It is hard to find the data (I give a score of 1). I visited the main website of ZAMG, then had to look for a long time to understand that the "products" button contains weather information. Then had to click two levels deeper (the naming of the links is not obvious: I clicked through "general forecast" -> "homepage and APP" ). I arrived at a page that offers all our required data:

Data location - ZAMG, Subpage, Wind speed, temperature extremes, Wind direction and precipitation amount. Only available for current day -, Subpage, currently measured data (no forecasting), available for various stations, contains all required data elements in numerical data -, Subpage, historical data for accumulated precipitation amount - ZAMG, Subpage,
Data licence
Data format   CSV, HTML, XML
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Günther Tschabuschnig
Last modified   Wed Dec 07 2016 21:17:22 GMT+0000 (UTC)



  • Danny Lämmerhirt


  • Günther Tschabuschnig
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