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Serbia

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 Wind data is not displayed in HTML
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3
findable_steps Search engine, appearance on the first page.
Collected by government Yes
usability 1
collector_name Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia
characteristics Temperature extremes, Temperature average, Wind speed, Wind direction, Precipitation Amount, Precipitation Probability, Forecast for current day and four following days
location http://www.hidmet.gov.rs/eng/osmotreni/naslovna.php - weather, hydrological data and analysis, http://www.hidmet.gov.rs/eng/prognoza/index.php - 2-day Forecasts available, showing temperature extremes and precipitation (icons), http://www.hidmet.gov.rs/eng/prognoza/stanica.php?mp_id - 5-day forecast available, showing temperature extremes and precipitation (icons), href="http://rhmzrs.com/%D0%BC%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%B3%D0%B8%D1%98%D0%B0/%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B3%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B7%D0%B0-%D0%B2%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%BC%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B0.html" http://rhmzrs.com/%D0%BC%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BE%D1%80%">rel="nofollow">http://rhmzrs.com/%D0%BC%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BE%D1%80% - Hydrometerological Institute of the Republic, homepage with weather map, indicates temperature and precipitation. Wind speed is missing , href="http://rhmzrs.com/service/%D0%BC%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%BE%D1%88%D0%BA%D0%B8-%D0%B1%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B8.pdf" http://rhmzrs.com/service/%D0%BC%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%B">rel="nofollow">http://rhmzrs.com/service/%D0%BC%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%B - Hydrometerological Institute of the Republic of Serbia, link from homepage to PDF file, contains all required information, but in verbal form (no numerical data)
Hydromet is aware of Open Data initiative but capacity and willingness are lacking.

The submission was altered as follows: More links to the data were added. There are two websites presenting forecast data. Data is considered to be downloadable at once, since forecasts for all reuqired information can be downloaded as PDF. However, the forecasts are fairly unprecise, meaning that the PDF file only contains verbal descriptions of wind direction and strength ("strong wind from southwest)" as well as precipitation amount (strong precipitation). Data usability: Temperature data is published in HTML. PDF contains all required data. It is not obvious whether the PDF follows a consistent structure. Therefore I agree with the initial submission that extensive effort would be required to parse information. Data cannot only be used for informational or private purposes, after the right to reuse the data has been granted by the agency. The data is therefore not compliant with the Open Definition's claim for unrestricted reusability. Thank you, Aleksandar Ivić, for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.hidmet.gov.rs/eng/osmotreni/naslovna.php - weather, hydrological data and analysis
   http://www.hidmet.gov.rs/eng/prognoza/index.php - 2-day Forecasts available, showing temperature extremes and precipitation (icons)
   http://www.hidmet.gov.rs/eng/prognoza/stanica.php?mp_id - 5-day forecast available, showing temperature extremes and precipitation (icons)
   http://rhmzrs.com/%D0%BC%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BE%D1%80% - Hydrometerological Institute of the Republic, homepage with weather map, indicates temperature and precipitation. Wind speed is missing
   http://rhmzrs.com/service/%D0%BC%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%B - Hydrometerological Institute of the Republic of Serbia, link from homepage to PDF file, contains all required information, but in verbal form (no numerical data)
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Aleksandar Ivić
Last modified   Fri Nov 25 2016 07:33:41 GMT+0000 (UTC)