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


The observational data recorded at various types of surface and upper air observatories, are scrutinised and archived at the National Data Centre, Pune. It has approximately 8 billion characters of data storage which includes ship data and rainfall data of State raingauges spanning over a century. The statistics thus compiled are periodically revised and updated. The archives form the basis for computation of means, normals, frequencies and other derived parameters, for their analysis and interpretation, and for the preparation of district and state climate summaries and atlases. It makes weather forcast for the country and upto the level of cities ( and https://www.indiaweather.gov.in/ - National Weather section) .

Reviewer comments

I changed the license entry from 'unsure' to 'no' because commercial use is not allowed (https://www.imd.gov.in/doc/nccraindata.pdf), but otherwise this submission is accepted as is.

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • N Is the data machine readable
  • N 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   Unknown
Reviewer   Neal Bastek
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Fri Oct 23 2015 10:48:27 GMT+0000 (UTC)