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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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
In an open and machine-readable format TXT
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
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

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

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
Data licence   http://www.smn.gov.ar/?mod=dpd&id=101
Data format   TXT
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Fri Nov 18 2016 01:19:16 GMT+0000 (UTC)