Weather Forecast 0% open

Ghana

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
In an open and machine-readable format
Publicly available No The data are provided as paid services. Details can be found at: http://www.meteo.gov.gh/website/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=37&Itemid=56# The charge is made dependent on the use case of the data. It seems that commercial applications are charged more than non-commercial ones, but there is no price list to see the pricing models. A user must email the agency with details of what exactly they need as stated on this website: http://www.meteo.gov.gh/website/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54:how-do-i-apply-for-meteorological-data-from-meteorological-agency&catid=36:faq-items&Itemid=55. The include online form link was not working as of January 19th, 2017 as 5;55 am GMT
Collected by government Yes
collector_name Ghana Meteorological Agency
Controlled access No
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I am still waiting to get a response from the Ghana Meteorological Agency about access to weather forecast data. I will update the review once I have additional information.

The submission is correct. Weather data are provided as paid services. Details can be found at: http://www.meteo.gov.gh/website/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=37&Itemid=56# The charge is made dependent on the use case of the data. It seems that commercial applications are charged more than non-commercial ones, but there is no price list that would enable verifying pricing models. It was not possible to verify if forecasts for several days are provided. A user must email the agency with details of what exactly they need as stated on this website: http://www.meteo.gov.gh/website/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54:how-do-i-apply-for-meteorological-data-from-meteorological-agency&catid=36:faq-items&Itemid=55. A link to a request form was available, but not working as of January 19th, 2017 as 5;55 am GMT. Another try on February 10th, 2017, 1.30pm GMT brought similar results.

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Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   David Opoku
Last modified   Thu Jan 19 2017 05:57:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)