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South Africa

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 HTML JPEG., PDF, GIF
Downloadable at once No Data can
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps A quick google search of weather forecast data South Africa led me to the website found on the first result.
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name South African Weather Services
characteristics Temperature extremes, Temperature average, Wind speed, Wind direction, Precipitation Amount, Precipitation Probability, Forecast for current day and four following days
location http://www.weathersa.co.za/ - South African Weather Services, http://www.weathersa.co.za/home/city-pages#forecasttitl - South African Weather Services, Forecasts for cities,

The website of the South African Weather Services is quite easy to navigate through. On a weather map it is possible to click to single regions. Detailed forecast data are available for singe regions: e.g. here: http://www.weathersa.co.za/home/city-pages#forecasttitle. The submission was accepted with some slight changes. Data can be requested, but this does not qualify as being downloadable. Therefore the original submission was amended. The forecast icons (such as cloud coverage,) are embedded in HTML. They are uploaded as single items and could individually be scraped. The site with terms of use was empty at the date of review (Feb, 27, 2017). See here: http://www.weathersa.co.za/credits-legal. Thank you, Tricia Govindasamy, for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.weathersa.co.za/ - South African Weather Services
   http://www.weathersa.co.za/home/city-pages#forecasttitl - South African Weather Services, Forecasts for cities,
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   HTML
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Tricia Govindasamy
Last modified   Thu Jan 12 2017 22:14:27 GMT+0000 (UTC)