Weather Forecast 50% open

Poland

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?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 1

Data Location

  • http://www.pogodynka.pl/udostepnianiedanych/ - Directory to all data provided online
  • http://pogodynka.pl/polska/16dni/warszawa_warszawa - Comprehensive weather forecasts
  • https://dane.imgw.pl/ - Data service, registration needed, data can be retrieved by station and type of information,availability of forecast data could not be verified (data available in CSV)
  • http://www.imgw.pl/ - Website of the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    Downloadable at once No
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format
    findable 1
    findable_steps I looked up the name of the official website by consulting the WMO registry of meteorological offices. Then searched the website for all required data and had to browse through several sub-pages. Some data is stored on entirely different websites.
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 1
    collector_name Institute of Meteorology and Water Management
    collector_non_gov ICM department of University of Warsaw does the weather forecast and everyone I know are using it. http://icm.edu.pl/web/guest http://www.meteo.pl/ ICM UW is receiving some public donations (https://mojepanstwo.pl/dane/instytucje/195,ministerstwo-nauki-i-szkolnictwa-wyzszego/dziennik/22363) but it's not doing forecast on behalf of the government.
    characteristics Temperature extremes, Wind speed, Wind direction, Precipitation Amount
    location http://www.pogodynka.pl/udostepnianiedanych/ - Directory to all data provided online, http://pogodynka.pl/polska/16dni/warszawa_warszawa - Comprehensive weather forecasts , https://dane.imgw.pl/ - Data service, registration needed, data can be retrieved by station and type of information,availability of forecast data could not be verified (data available in CSV), http://www.imgw.pl/ - Website of the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management

    Reviewer comments

    The submission was changed because it referred to an institute affiliated with the University of Warsaw. The main body to provide meteorological data is the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management. Forecast data is available in HTML on a website. No download is provided for forecast data. Forecast data is ot downloadable at once (only historical data as it seems). This historical data can be downloaded per station. The data is stored in many different places on the website and it is hard to find all required elements. However, one webpage provides a link list to all data (once this is found, the navigation is easier). The terms of use seem to comply mostly with the OpenDefinition (see here: http://www.pogodynka.pl/udostepnianiedanych/). Users need to send an application if their intended use cases deviate from the original use cases of the data. This limits the modifiability of the data. Therefore the data is assessed to be not fully openly licensed. Thank you, Krzysztof Madejski, for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
    Submitters   Krzysztof Madejski
    Last modified   Tue Dec 27 2016 15:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)