Weather Forecast 0% open

Oman

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
Publicly available No
In an open and machine-readable format
Collected by government Yes
collector_name Directorate General of Meteorology
Controlled access No
characteristics

Details

Directorate General of Meteorology provides a lot of climate data to the public. The website has a section for providing simple weather details for specific cities in Oman and shows the temperature changes for the next three (not five) days for each city. ( http://www.met.gov.om/opencms/export/sites/default/dgman/en/weather-chart/oman-cities/index.html ) There is a section for historic data for the past 12 months. The website also has a more elaborate interactive map that allows the user to overlay different weather layers and playback the predicted changes for several future days. ( http://www.met.gov.om/opencms/export/sites/default/dgman/en/weather-chart/map-data/ ) The website is difficult to navigate and browsing by map is not intuitive and very slow. Also, the raw data does not appear to be available for download directly.

Reviewer comments

Not all required data is considered to be uploaded online, because wind strength and direction are not included in the forecasts for the following two days. The website contains verbal and iconic forecasts. The forecasts for "Oman Cities" are in HTML, well-structured and the icons embedded in HTML are named in a way that makes them easily understandable if automatically retrieved. There is no download function. Some of the forecast icons (precipitation) make it hard to assess how much rain is going to fall (they are generic statements that rain is gonna fall). There is only a copyright notification, but no open license. The terms of use are unclear. The data does not qualify as openly licensed.

Meta data

Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Danny Lämmerhirt
Last modified   Sun Feb 26 2017 14:06:29 GMT+0000 (UTC)