Weather Forecast 83% open


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): 3

Data format


Data Location

  • - Finnish Meteorological Institute, Open Data Manual
  • - Finnish Meteorological Institute, Data model for the forecast
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced Yes
    Downloadable at once Yes
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available No
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format GRIB2, WFS, XML
    findable 2
    findable_steps Followed link from Meteorological Institute website
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 3
    collector_name Ilmatieteen laitos
    Controlled access Yes
    characteristics Temperature extremes, Wind speed, Wind direction, Precipitation Amount
    location - Finnish Meteorological Institute, Open Data Manual, - 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.

    Reviewer comments

    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: Thank you, Aleksi Knuutila, for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
    Submitters   anonymous
    Last modified   Sun Mar 12 2017 08:49:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)