Weather Forecast 45% open

Belgium

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 http://www.meteo.be/meteo/view/nl/506883-Algemene+voorwaarden.html
In an open and machine-readable format HTML
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps On the website the forecasts can directly be found at a subpage. There is a range of data services, which can be accessed from the homepage too.
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name KMI
characteristics Temperature extremes, Temperature average, Wind speed, Wind direction, Precipitation Amount, Forecast for current day and four following days
location http://www.meteo.be/meteo/view/nl/65656-Weer.html - KMI, primary forecast website, containing all required elements, http://www.meteo.be/meteo/view/nl/14517220-Weerbericht+ - KMI, Data services page, (javascript) widget, http://opendata.meteo.be - KMI, Open Data Catalogue, is currently being populated

The submission is correct. The data is available on a website as weather map. The data is easily understandable and usable by humans. However, the data is only available in HTML and scraping is needed to automatically retrieve the data. The data is not openly licensed. Also data services (such as embedding forecast widgets on third-party websites) fall under restrictive terms of use, and it is not allowed to disseminate the information contained on the website. See the terms of use here: http://www.meteo.be/meteo/view/nl/506883-Algemene+voorwaarden.html After request, the team of http://opendata.meteo.be got back, reporting that currently an open weather data portal is being built. At time of the review the required data was not available on the portal. Thank you, Bart Hanssens, for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.meteo.be/meteo/view/nl/65656-Weer.html - KMI, primary forecast website, containing all required elements
   http://www.meteo.be/meteo/view/nl/14517220-Weerbericht+ - KMI, Data services page, (javascript) widget
   http://opendata.meteo.be - KMI, Open Data Catalogue, is currently being populated
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   HTML
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Bart Hanssens
Last modified   Mon Dec 05 2016 13:03:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)