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Inaccurate temperature data in switzerland

Andy Feb 19, 2019 05:51PM GMT

Hello,

I'm really happy with your API, but here in switzerland, the temperature data for weather forecast (min and max values) are mostly inaccurate. During the last weeks, i got min temperature forecast, which were 6-10 degrees too cold. Currently the min values are around 4 degrees too cold. The max forecast temperatures are also around 5 degrees too low. The current temperatures are mostly very accurate. I have tested with various cities here in switzerland, and they're all about the same inaccurate. I also checked the forecast data on your Website, which give me the same values as with my API call. Is it possible to fix this?

Best Regards,
Andy

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Pavel Zuykov Feb 20, 2019 09:36PM GMT OpenWeatherMap Agent

Hello Andy,

Could you please share couple of API call examples, we will check it.

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Andy Feb 21, 2019 04:38PM GMT
Hello Pavel,

Yes here they are for different locations:

https://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/forecast?q=bern&appid=apikey&units=metric&lang=de&mode=xml;

https://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/forecast?q=steffisburg&appid=apikey&units=metric&lang=de&mode=xml;

https://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/forecast?q=wichtrach&appid=apikey&units=metric&lang=de&mode=xml;

I'm using the free plan, so i get 3 hours forecast and calculate myself the highest and the lowest values over a day.

Best Regards,
Andy
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Pavel Zuykov Feb 21, 2019 06:26PM GMT OpenWeatherMap Agent

Hello Andy,

Yes, seems like difference really present.

We are working about modeling improvement right now, and hope values should get more accurate in the nearest time.

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Andy Feb 21, 2019 07:53PM GMT
Hello Pavel,

That's great news, thank you.
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Andy Feb 28, 2019 05:05PM GMT
On tuesday morning i got snowfall on the current weather request, which was totally wrong. The sky was blue without any clouds. The max forecast temperatures are still much too cold.


Best Regards,
Andy

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