Open Knowledge

Weather forecast 55% open

Burkina Faso

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? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? No (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Prévisions méthéorologiques. Weather forecast published by Direction Générale de la Météorologie du Burkina)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The weather forecast are available on the website of the general direction of the weather, but the forecast are broadcast from an other website(1). According to the general direction, they are collecting data but meteorama provide better tools for broadcasting. Even if their data are not online, it can be requested for free. The Burkina Faso Open Data Initiative have funding from the world bank to work in the climate change field and they are planning to open up weather data. 1.

Reviewer comments

This submission is accepted as the dataset contains 4 days of forecast data for temperature, wind, and precipitation.



  • Neal Bastek


  • Idriss TINTO