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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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No
In an open and machine-readable format HTML Data is not downloadable
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
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
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

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.

Meta data

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
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   HTML
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Alesha Aris
Last modified   Mon Jan 16 2017 18:14:51 GMT+0000 (UTC)