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Jamaica

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 format

HTML

Data Location

  • metservice.gov.jm - The Meteorological Service of Jamaica
  • http://www.metservice.gov.jm/forecast.asp - The Meteorological Service of Jamaica, precipitation forecast
  • http://www.metservice.gov.jm/forecast_towns2.asp - The Meteorological Service of Jamaica, iconic representation of weather forecasts
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    Downloadable at once No Data is not downloadable, the site loads the current day and next day information. The 3 day forecast is a brief text
    Up-to-date Yes The data is up to date however there i no representation for pass weather information which would allow the review and tracking of trends
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format HTML Data is not downloadable
    findable 3
    findable_steps Upon entering the keywords "weather forecast Jamaica" on Google the The Meteorological Service of Jamaica website was quickly found on the first page. Upon visiting the site data was frequently updated data was available
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 1
    collector_name The Meteorological Service of Jamaica In Jamaica, the Meteorological Service of Jamaica, which is a scientific division of the Ministry of Land and Environment, handles the business of meteorology.
    characteristics Temperature average, Wind speed, Wind direction, Precipitation Amount, Precipitation Probability, Forecast for current day and four following days Data is published but not in the requisite format. The interface is old-fashioned and lead to broken links. The graph for temperature and precipitation was obscure or probably broken
    location metservice.gov.jm - The Meteorological Service of Jamaica, http://www.metservice.gov.jm/forecast.asp - The Meteorological Service of Jamaica, precipitation forecast, http://www.metservice.gov.jm/forecast_towns2.asp - The Meteorological Service of Jamaica, iconic representation of weather forecasts

    Details

    In Jamaica, the Meteorological Service of Jamaica, which is a scientific division of the Ministry of Land and Environment, handles the business of meteorology. Data is published but not in the requisite format. The interface is old-fashioned and lead to broken links. The graph for temperature and precipitation was obscure or probably broken Data is not downloadable, the site loads the current day and next day information. The 3 day forecast is a brief text The data is up to date however there i no representation for pass weather information which would allow the review and tracking of trends

    Reviewer comments

    The submission is correct. One addition: the data is not openly licensed. There is a copyright note at the footer of the page, but no other statement of public domain status.

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    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
    Submitters   Alesha Aris
    Last modified   Mon Jan 16 2017 18:14:51 GMT+0000 (UTC)