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Mexico

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
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps Google it : pronostico clima mexico and I found it
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name SMN / CONAGUA
characteristics Temperature extremes, Wind speed, Wind direction, Precipitation Probability, Forecast for current day and four following days
location http://smn.cna.gob.mx/es/pronosticos/pronosticossubmenu - SMN, 1-day forecasts available in written text, http://smn.cna.gob.mx/es/pronostico-del-tiempo-por-muni - SMN, 7-day forecasts in numerical and iconic form (contains all required data), https://datos.gob.mx/busca/dataset/pronosticos/resource - Data.gob.mx, archive of forecasts (updated a month before review), http://smn.cna.gob.mx/es/pronosticos/pronosticossubmenu - Precipitation, downloadable as PDF, datos.gob.mx/busca/dataset/direccion-y-rapidez-del-viento-por-estacion - API access to wind direction forecasts (unable to request data from), http://smn.cna.gob.mx/es/pronosticos/pronosticossubmenu - 4-day forecast for temperature, wind speed, and precipitation amount, datos.gob.mx/busca/dataset/temperatura-maxima-excel - Historical temperature extremes (observations), datos.gob.mx/busca/dataset/temperatura-promedio-excel - Historical temperature averages (observations), atos.gob.mx/busca/dataset/hidrometeorologia - Open Data Portal, Precipitation Forecast (7 days)
After a review of the initial information presented in the 2016 Mexico submissions for the GODI, submitters from civil society - Sergio Araiza- and responsibles of the open data initiative in México - Enrique Zapata-, got together to dialogue, analyze and perfect the information presented in these first submissions. This is an example of the value and benefits that the Index can bring to get civil society, citizens and government together to discuss opportunity areas for open data in the country, understand different views regarding a single issue, and agree on next steps and actions to continue working towards a robust and strengthened ecosystem in Mexico. After these analyses, we would like to kindly request the GODI to take into account the following clarifications Weather Forecast Include seven new datasets: Open Data Portal, Max Temperature: datos.gob.mx/busca/dataset/temperatura-maxima-excel Open Data Portal, Average Temperature: datos.gob.mx/busca/dataset/temperatura-promedio-excel Open Data Portal, Wind Speed: datos.gob.mx/busca/dataset/direccion-y-rapidez-del-viento-por-estacion Open Data Portal, Wind Direction: datos.gob.mx/busca/dataset/direccion-y-rapidez-del-viento-por-estacion Open Data Portal, Precipitation Amount: datos.gob.mx/busca/dataset/precipitacion-actual-y-acumulada-por-estacion National Weather Service Portal, Precipitation Probability (96h): smn.cna.gob.mx/es/pronosticos/pronosticossubmenu/pronostico-extendido-a-96-horas Open Data Portal, Precipitation Forecast (7d): datos.gob.mx/busca/dataset/hidrometeorologia Data is openly licensed with the MX Open License: datos.gob.mx/libreusomx Data are available in XML, GRADS, GIF, TXT, CSV, HTML

The reviewer took into account the submitters' comments. The data proposed by the submitters does not qualify as reference datasets for the following reasons: either it does not represent forecast data, or it is not technically accessible. In the case of weather warnings, it misses required data such as wind at speed below 50mph and wind direction. Detailed explanations: The dataset of temperature extremes is downloadable in xls (at: https://datos.gob.mx/busca/dataset/temperatura-maxima-excel/resource/5e01c3c3-1074-4c8e-936f-25cdea7f7395). The same applies to a dataset for average temperatures (datos.gob.mx/busca/dataset/temperatura-promedio-excel). Yet, it contains historical data, whilst the open data index assesses forecast data. This data is therefore not considered for the assessment. Wind speed and direction are available at datos.gob.mx/busca/dataset/direccion-y-rapidez-del-viento-por-estacion. When the reviewer tried to connect to the API, the connection to the SOAP services was not secure and not available in the moment of review. Therefore the content of the data could not be verified, the data is not considered for review. A downloadable PDF shows forecasts for the current day and the following three days (smn.cna.gob.mx/es/pronosticos/pronosticossubmenu/pronostico-extendido-a-96-horas). It presents weather warnings for temperature extremes, precipitation amount, and strong winds (wind speed above 50 mph). This pdf does not contain wind directions and no winds at speed lower than 50 mph. These weather warnings can be downloaded, the data is not available in machine-readable formats. The reference dataset for the review: The review takes following dataset as reference, because it meets the dataset requirements: http://smn.cna.gob.mx/es/pronostico-del-tiempo-por-municipios. The content is not downloadable, and there is no copyright note on the website that would explain whether the data is openly licensed. Therefore the data is considered not to be openly licensed. Thank you, Sergio Araiza and Enrique Zapata, for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.

Meta data

Data location   http://smn.cna.gob.mx/es/pronosticos/pronosticossubmenu - SMN, 1-day forecasts available in written text
   http://smn.cna.gob.mx/es/pronostico-del-tiempo-por-muni - SMN, 7-day forecasts in numerical and iconic form (contains all required data)
   https://datos.gob.mx/busca/dataset/pronosticos/resource - Data.gob.mx, archive of forecasts (updated a month before review)
   http://smn.cna.gob.mx/es/pronosticos/pronosticossubmenu - Precipitation, downloadable as PDF
   datos.gob.mx/busca/dataset/direccion-y-rapidez-del-viento-por-estacion - API access to wind direction forecasts (unable to request data from)
   http://smn.cna.gob.mx/es/pronosticos/pronosticossubmenu - 4-day forecast for temperature, wind speed, and precipitation amount
   datos.gob.mx/busca/dataset/temperatura-maxima-excel - Historical temperature extremes (observations)
   datos.gob.mx/busca/dataset/temperatura-promedio-excel - Historical temperature averages (observations)
   atos.gob.mx/busca/dataset/hidrometeorologia - Open Data Portal, Precipitation Forecast (7 days)
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Danny Lämmerhirt
Last modified   Mon Mar 13 2017 16:04:57 GMT+0000 (UTC)