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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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No
In an open and machine-readable format
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 2
findable_steps I verified which agency provides public weather services. It turned out that meteorological forecasts are executed by the University of Tirana. Once this was clear I had to browse through the website to find the data in the bulletin.
Collected by government Yes
usability 1
collector_name The Hydrometeorological Institute - Polytechnic University of Tirana
Controlled access No
characteristics Temperature extremes, Wind speed, Wind direction, Precipitation Amount
location - Forecast for 5 days, including all required data, - Data portal (lack of precipitation data or wind direction, only for today and yesterday)
The submission was altered. It referred to Albania's Military Meteorological Service, which does not provide data for public weather services, but for military purposes. Albania's meteorological services are split into different agencies. According to the World Meteorological Organisation, the official agency for weather forecasts is the Hydrometeorological Institute. This institute resides within the Polytechnic University of Tirana - Institute of GeoSciences, Energy, Water and Environment (IGEWE). The Hydrometeorological Institute provides weather forecasts (precipitation, etc.) for public services. The Polytechnic University is a public body, and holds data. Further background can be found at: The reference dataset for this review is a pdf file containing all required forecast data. The website also provides a dataportal for historical/observation data. It displays temperature extremes, wind speed, and precipitation amount, all per district. Since it does not display all required characteristics, and provides observations, it does not qualify for the review.

Thank you for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.

Meta data

Data location - Forecast for 5 days, including all required data - Data portal (lack of precipitation data or wind direction, only for today and yesterday)
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Danny Lämmerhirt
Last modified   Mon Mar 13 2017 07:38:19 GMT+0000 (UTC)