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



Directorate General of Meteorology provides a lot of climate data to the public. The website has a simple section for providing simple weather details for specific cities in Oman and shows the temperature changes for the next three days for each city. ( https://www.met.gov.om/opencms/export/sites/default/dgman/en/weather-chart/oman-cities/index.html ) The website also has a more elaborate interactive map that allows the user to overlay different weather layers and playback the predicted changes for several future days. ( https://www.met.gov.om/opencms/export/sites/default/dgman/en/weather-chart/map-data/ ) The website is difficult to navigate though and browsing by map is not intuitive and very slow. Also, the raw data does not appear to be available for download directly.

Reviewer comments

This submission is accepted as the dataset contains 3 days of forecast data for temperature and precipitation (though only in iconic form) and the current windspeed data. It also includes a years worth of historical data.

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   Riyadh Al-Balushi
Last modified   Sun Aug 30 2015 17:57:30 GMT+0000 (UTC)