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.
The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 3
GRIB2, WFS, XML
|Downloadable at once||Yes|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||GRIB2, WFS, XML|
|findable_steps||Followed link from Meteorological Institute website|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|characteristics||Temperature extremes, Wind speed, Wind direction, Precipitation Amount|
|location||http://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/open-data-manual - Finnish Meteorological Institute, Open Data Manual, http://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/open-data-manual-forecas - Finnish Meteorological Institute, Data model for the forecast|
FMI has decided to publish a major part of it's meteorological and oceanographic datasets as Open Data using open standard web service interfaces for geospatial data. This evolving documentation is intended to give a good head start on developing applications using weather and oceanographic data through the FMI's open data web services.
The submission is valid. One change was made: the data is available in bulk. One may choose different time ranges and geographical ranges and download forecasts for multiple regions at once. For example it is possible to get a two-day forecast for Finland in its entirety (see here for further explanations: http://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/open-data-manual-forecast-models). Thank you, Aleksi Knuutila, for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.