Data sets made available

The data sets are made available in machine-readable, digital format. Most of the data sets are already published. Rest of the data sets will be shared in phases as soon as it is technically ready for publishing. The Finnish Meteorological Institute also distributes the road weather observations of the Finnish Transport Agency, the radiation measurements of the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority and air quality observations from Finnish municipalities.

The Finnish Meteorological Institute share the following data

The data sets to be made available can be divided into three types: real-time observations, time series and forecasts.

Real-time observations

This category contains continuously made observations that are used for monitoring the state or properties of the atmosphere and the Baltic Sea.  Measurements are made mostly at observation stations more often than ones a day.

  • Wave and other observations from buoys
  • Sea level observations
  • Weather observations
  • Sun radiation observations
  • Lightning strikes
  • Radar images
  • Profile observations from masts
  • Air quality observations
  • Atmosphere sounding balloon observations up to 25 km
  • METAR weather reports

Time series of observations

The category contains calculated values from the measurements and observations made at observation stations. The values calculated can be mean or extreme values of day, month or longer period.

  • Station specific daily and monthly values
  • Values of 30-year normal periods

Forecast models

The category contains forecast data from weather, sea, and air quality models that gives information about the future state of the athmosphere and the Baltic Sea. The output of a forecast model is usually grid like data. New forecast is commonly produced for a model more often than ones a day. 

  • Weather forecast models RCR HIRLAM and HARMONIE
  • Air quality forecast models SILAM and FMI-ENFUSER
  • Sea ice model HELMI
  • Wave model WAM
  • The HIROMB-BOOS -circulation model (HBM) for the Baltic Sea
  • OAAS Sea level model for predefined points
  • Climate change forecasts for the 30-year periods 2010 - 2039, 2040 - 2069 and 2070 - 2099

Observation stations

Operative observation stations