Weather Forecast 72% open

Germany

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): 1

Data Location

  • http://www.dwd.de/DE/wetter/vorhersage_aktuell/vhs_brd_ - Deutscher Wetterdienst, Text-based forecasts for today and following 3 days
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced Yes
    Downloadable at once No
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format
    findable 4
    findable_steps I knew the name of the agency by heart. I browsed through the website to find forecast data. The link about brought me to the required data.
    licence_url http://www.dwd.de/DE/service/copyright/copyright_node.h
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 1
    collector_name Deutscher Wetterdienst
    collector_non_gov Only 4 days are forecasted
    characteristics Temperature extremes, Wind speed, Wind direction, Precipitation Amount
    location http://www.dwd.de/DE/wetter/vorhersage_aktuell/vhs_brd_ - Deutscher Wetterdienst, Text-based forecasts for today and following 3 days

    Details

    It's the same problem in the survey as last year. The Deutsche Wetterdienst provide many data as open data but only 4 days in weather forecast. The survey needs 5 days. The result is zero points - but "no open data" is the wrong conclusion.

    Reviewer comments

    The submission was changed because all required data are available online. 2-day forecasts are published online in text form. Extensive effort would be required to retrieve the core information from the text (which is available as HTML). Especially wind speed and direction are written in "unstructured", human-readable text. Other data is available for a range of research services. There is a service called "Weste XL" allowing users to download data of weather observations (see: http://www.dwd.de/DE/leistungen/weste/westexl/weste_xl.html?nn=342632). This service is available as registered user, provides openly licensed data for temperature, precipitation, wind, and other parameters, available in xml. In the future data more data shall be opened, as this article indicates (https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Amtliche-Wetterdaten-sollen-kostenfrei-nutzbar-werden-3601117.html). Thank you, Thomas Tursics, for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
    Submitters   Thomas Tursics
    Last modified   Thu Dec 08 2016 13:44:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)