Weather Forecast 85% open

Singapore

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 JSON
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available No Users need to register on the Data.gov.sg Developer Portal for an API key to access the data. Registration is free and users gain immediate access after registration.
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps Search for "Singapore weather forecast data"
licence_url https://data.gov.sg/open-data-licence
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name National Environment Agency
Controlled access Yes Access to data is granted immediately after registration.
characteristics Temperature extremes, Temperature average, Wind speed, Wind direction, Precipitation Amount, Precipitation Probability, Forecast for current day and four following days
location https://data.gov.sg/dataset/weather-forecast - Weather Forecast (2-hour, 24-hour and 4-day), https://data.gov.sg/dataset/realtime-weather-readings - Realtime Weather Readings (Air temperature, humidity, rainfall and wind conditions)
There are APIs not just for forecasts but readings of temperature, humidity, precipitation and wind conditions in near-realtime. The high-frequency readings are arguably more useful than forecasts, for users who are trying to analyse weather patterns. Users need to register on the Data.gov.sg Developer Portal for an API key to access the data. Registration is free and users gain immediate access after registration.

The submission is correct. Thank you, Zhaowei Lin, for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.

Meta data

Data location   https://data.gov.sg/dataset/weather-forecast - Weather Forecast (2-hour, 24-hour and 4-day)
   https://data.gov.sg/dataset/realtime-weather-readings - Realtime Weather Readings (Air temperature, humidity, rainfall and wind conditions)
Data licence   https://data.gov.sg/open-data-licence
Data format   JSON
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Zhaowei Lin
Last modified   Fri Dec 16 2016 07:56:06 GMT+0000 (UTC)