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What data is expected?

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

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? No
  •   Is the data machine readable? No (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? No published by Administrația Națională de Meteorologie)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The National Administration for Meteorology (ANM) provides weather data by contract only and retains copyright on all historical data provided:

ANM explicitly forbids any re-use of its data by anybody that does not have a commercial contract with ANM, which of course includes citizens that are already paying the cost of operations through their taxes:

Data in non-machine readable data and bulk is available without a payment -

Addition on historic weather data: Daily records of nine meteorological variables covering the interval 1961-2013 were used in order to create a state-of-the-art homogenized climatic dataset over Romania at a spatial resolution of 0.1°. All meteorological stations with full data records, as well as stations with up to 30 % missing data, were used for the following variables: air pressure (150 stations); minimum, maximum, and average air temperature (150 stations); soil temperature (127 stations); precipitation (188 stations); sunshine hours (135 stations); cloud cover (104 stations); relative humidity (150 stations). The data are freely available on request in netCDF (Network Common Data Form) format. Any user who accepts our data release guidelines may ask Marius-Victor Birsan ( or Alexandru Dumitrescu ( to obtain an account to download the dataset. Size: 1085.0 MBytes

Reviewer comments

Added historical data. Changed to timely since data is up-to-date.



  • Mor Rubinstein


  • Codrina Maria Ilie