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Namibia

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
Collected by government Yes
collector_name Namibia Meteorological Service
Controlled access No
characteristics
The original submission was rejected. It referred to a website of the Namibia Weather Network. As the website itself states, the Network "is an affiliation of professional personal weather stations located in Namibia. This website is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by the Namibian Meteorological Service or any other government agency." It receives its data from Yr, the Norwegian Meteorological Institute. The WMO lists the Namibia Meteorological Service as the official government agency. The official website is http://www.meteona.com. Forecast data is available, but is was outdated. Clicking on forecasts for today and tomorrow (date February 20) users get to the same forecasts. These include wind strength and direction. Forecasts for today and the two following days do not contain information on wind. The data therefore does not qualify for the Index. The data cannot be downloaded and is only available in written text or icons. The data is embedded in HTML, but icons do not have an adequate naming, to be easily interpretable, when being scraped.

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Data location   Unknown
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Danny Lämmerhirt
Last modified   Mon Feb 20 2017 21:44:57 GMT+0000 (UTC)