Weather Forecast 0% open

Macedonia

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 Current weather forecast updated every 3 hours is available here http://meteo.gov.mk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=84&Itemid=90&lang=en as open data however there is no 5 day forecast available.
Collected by government Yes
collector_name National Hydrometeorological Service
Controlled access No
characteristics
location http://meteo.gov.mk/index.php?option=com_content&view=a - Numerical model, highly outdated (historical data)

The submission was accepted and amended. The 3-day forecast exists, but only indicates minimum and maximum temperature as well as a general weather description (about cloud coverage). There is no indication of wind speed or direction. It could not be verified whether the general weather description describes precipitation amount. Forecasts for the current and following day are a slightly more informative. Weather maps show the wind direction and temperature (without any indication of measurement unit like Celsius). The data is embedded in HTML, but quite unprecise - the names of weather symbols are not self-explaining and do not indicate how much rain is falling in a region for example. Besides that, the website contains highly outdated information (historical data from 2015) and there seems to be no consistent pattern how historical data is archived. Thank you, Arianit Dobroshi, for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.

Meta data

Data location   http://meteo.gov.mk/index.php?option=com_content&view=a - Numerical model, highly outdated (historical data)
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Arianit Dobroshi
Last modified   Mon Nov 21 2016 18:01:45 GMT+0000 (UTC)