Weather Forecast 80% open

Hong Kong

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
In an open and machine-readable format XML
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps Go to Data.Gov.HK
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Hong Kong Observatory
characteristics Temperature extremes, Wind speed, Wind direction, Precipitation Amount, Forecast for current day and four following days
location -, 9-day weather forecast including all required characteristics, -, 2-day weather forecast (local scale)

The submission is mostly correct. Some slight changes were made. Open license: the XML file contains a copyright note that reads as follows "The content available in this file, including but not limited to all text, graphics, drawings, diagrams, photographs and compilation of data or other materials are protected by copyright. The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is the owner of all copyright works contained in this website. Any reproduction, adaptation, distribution, dissemination or making available of such copyright works to the public is strictly prohibited unless prior written authorization is obtained from the Hong Kong Observatory." Since written authorisation is required, the data is not considered to be openly licensed (any use of data must be considered to be at the discretion of government). Precipitation is also only fairly vaguely described ("Cloudy. Misty with one or two light rain patches at first"). Ideally precipitation amount should be published as a numerical value. Thank you for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.

Meta data

Data location -, 9-day weather forecast including all required characteristics -, 2-day weather forecast (local scale)
Data licence
Data format   XML
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Tue Nov 22 2016 02:37:18 GMT+0000 (UTC)