Weather Forecast 65% open

Netherlands

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 Yes
In an open and machine-readable format HTML Historical data available in txt, metadata available in XML with documentation of dataset purpose. No documentation included in the metadata that would explain single data rows
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3
findable_steps Searched for "meteorological agency netherlands", then checked several sub-pages, data centrum has a search mask to find all data elements
licence_url http://www.knmi.nl/copyright
Collected by government Yes
usability 2 Temperature and precipitation
collector_name The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)
characteristics Temperature extremes, Temperature average, Wind speed, Wind direction, Precipitation Amount, Precipitation Probability, Forecast for current day and four following days
location https://data.knmi.nl/datasets/radar_corr_accum_24h/1.0 - Official KNMI website: Bulk access to 24-hour precipitation accumulations from radar and rain gauges, https://data.knmi.nl/datasets/Tx1/2?q=temperature - temperature - gridded daily maximum temperature in the Netherlands, http://www.knmi.nl/nederland-nu/weer/verwachtingen - KNMI forecast page, containing all relevant forecast data Historical data available for precipitation 3-hour precipitation available Temperature available for grids, historical data from 1961 until today , available in bulk.

The submission is correct. The KNMI provides a large variety of weather information as open data at the KNMI datacentre: https://data.knmi.nl/datasets. These open data include observational data (24h precipitation, near-realtime precipitation updates, evaporation, historical temperature data from 1961 until today , available in bulk). This data is downloadable in xml, has metadata accompanying the underlying calculation models, etc. However, the datacentre does not provide forecast data for all required characteristics. The submission therefore refers to the minimum available forecast data, accessible at: http://www.knmi.nl/nederland-nu/weer/verwachtingen. This data is available in HTML, cannot be downloaded, but can be reused for any purpose (openly licensed under CC0 license, see: http://www.knmi.nl/copyright).

Meta data

Data location   https://data.knmi.nl/datasets/radar_corr_accum_24h/1.0 - Official KNMI website: Bulk access to 24-hour precipitation accumulations from radar and rain gauges
   https://data.knmi.nl/datasets/Tx1/2?q=temperature - temperature - gridded daily maximum temperature in the Netherlands
   http://www.knmi.nl/nederland-nu/weer/verwachtingen - KNMI forecast page, containing all relevant forecast data
Data licence   http://www.knmi.nl/copyright
Data format   HTML
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Danny Lämmerhirt
Last modified   Fri Jan 27 2017 14:24:48 GMT+0000 (UTC)