5 days forecast of temperature, precipitation and wind as well as recorded data for temperature, wind and precipitation for the past year. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements for this category, data submitted should meet the following criteria:

  • 5 days forecast of temperature updated daily
  • 5 days forecast of wind updated daily
  • 5 days forecast of precipitation updated daily
  • Historical temperature data for the past year

Data Location



There are a number of sources for these data.

The weather forecast data are available here - https://weather.gc.ca/canada_e.html

Historical climate data available here - https://climate.weather.gc.ca/links/index_e.html#tools

Archived data here - https://climate.weather.gc.ca/prods_servs/documentation_index_e.html

Customized data can be purchased for a fee.

Data do not seem to be available under an open licence, https://climate.weather.gc.ca/prods_servs/attachment1_e.html

Reviewer comments

The data were updated from the original submission.

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • Y Available in bulk
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   xml, csv, html
Reviewer   Tracey P. Lauriault
Submitters   Tracey P. Lauriault
Last modified   Mon Oct 05 2015 19:06:29 GMT+0000 (UTC)