Weather Forecast 0% open


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
In an open and machine-readable format
Publicly available No
Collected by government Yes
collector_name Zambia Meteorological Department
collector_non_gov No evidence to provide answer.
Controlled access No

The Zambia Meteorological Department (ZMD) produces weather (forecast) data. It is affiliated to the Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications. The ZMD holds a database with historical data as current data on temperature, precipitation and other items (see here: The ZMD bundles these data into several services such as Crop Weather Bulletins (presenting precipitation amount in different regions of Zambia) This service is not updated. Also a 7-day weather forecast is provided. However, the forecast describes forecasts verbally and vaguely (slightly clouded, some rain expected). It does neither offer data on temperature, nor on wind speed. The relevant data are therefore not provided online.

Meta data

Data location   Unknown
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Tricia Govindasamy
Last modified   Mon Jan 16 2017 18:47:14 GMT+0000 (UTC)