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Argentina

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?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 2

Data format

TXT

Data Location

  • http://www.smn.gov.ar/ - Datos sobre el servicio meteorológico nacional.
  • http://www.smn.gov.ar/dpd/pron5d-calendario.php - National Meteorological Service, subpage of main website, leads to a data download of a bulk text file (containing forecasts for several regions)
  • http://www.smn.gov.ar/?mod=dpd&id=21&e=87582 - National Meteorological Service, subpage linking to a search mask of forecasts per region. Contains detailed data including air pressure, humidity, etc. No forecast
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced Yes
    Downloadable at once Yes
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format TXT
    findable 3
    findable_steps Went on the website of the National Meteorological Service, looked for a link indicating forecasts. Found a button indicating "data download" in English. Original comment Entrar al servicio meteorológico nacional y empezar a indagar en los datos del tiempo.
    licence_url http://www.smn.gov.ar/?mod=dpd&id=101
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 2
    collector_name National Meteorological Service of Argentina (Servicio Meteorológico Nacional)
    characteristics Temperature extremes, Temperature average, Wind speed, Wind direction, Precipitation Amount, Forecast for current day and four following days
    location http://www.smn.gov.ar/ - Datos sobre el servicio meteorológico nacional., http://www.smn.gov.ar/dpd/pron5d-calendario.php - National Meteorological Service, subpage of main website, leads to a data download of a bulk text file (containing forecasts for several regions), http://www.smn.gov.ar/?mod=dpd&id=21&e=87582 - National Meteorological Service, subpage linking to a search mask of forecasts per region. Contains detailed data including air pressure, humidity, etc. No forecast

    Reviewer comments

    The submission was partly correct. Following changes have been made: The data is indeed openly licensed. If users want to download forecast data, they need to accept terms of use. It is stated that all web content is provided under the Attribution 2.5 Argentina license, see explanations to the license here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ar/deed.en Besides a data download data is accessible and presented in many formats: as detailed weather forecasts for the current day, available through a search mask, or as forecast maps. These maps are not interpretable, because the scales are missing a legend. So precipitation amount cannot be easily understood.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
    Submitters   anonymous
    Last modified   Fri Nov 18 2016 01:19:16 GMT+0000 (UTC)