Sample Data: OpenWeatherMap

OpenWeatherMap is a repository of recent historical and forecasted weather data in JSON format. Snowflake imports this weather data and makes it available to all Snowflake accounts free of charge so you can experiment with our unique, high-performance semi-structured columnar functionality using real-world data.

Important

The sample weather data is provided for evaluation and testing purposes. The data is updated regularly in Snowflake, but is not maintained in real-time, which may result in occasional lapses in updates (i.e. we do not guarantee that the data is always current and/or gap-free).

As such, we do not recommend using the data in production systems.

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Tables

The data set includes the following tables, all stored in native JSON format and accumulated over time:

Table Name

Description

JSON Description

DAILY_14_TOTAL

12 days of daily weather forecasts for 20,000+ cities.

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DAILY_16_TOTAL

12 days of daily weather forecasts for 200,000+ cities (lower frequency of updates).

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HOURLY_14_TOTAL

4 days of hourly weather forecasts for 20,000+ cities.

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HOURLY_16_TOTAL

4 days of hourly weather forecasts for 200,000+ cities (lower frequency of updates).

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WEATHER_14_TOTAL

Recent weather for 20,000 cities.

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Query Examples

The following query retrieves the recent high and low temperature readings for New York City, converted from celsius to fahrenheit temperatures, along with the latitude and longitude for the readings:

select (V:main.temp_max - 273.15) * 1.8000 + 32.00 as temp_max_far,
       (V:main.temp_min - 273.15) * 1.8000 + 32.00 as temp_min_far,
       cast(V:time as TIMESTAMP) time,
       V:city.coord.lat lat,
       V:city.coord.lon lon,
       V
from snowflake_sample_data.weather.WEATHER_14_TOTAL
where v:city.name = 'New York'
and   v:city.country = 'US'
order by time desc
limit 10;

The following query compares weather forecasts to actual weather readings:

with
forecast as
(select ow.V:time         as prediction_dt,
        ow.V:city.name    as city,
        ow.V:city.country as country,
        cast(f.value:dt   as timestamp) as forecast_dt,
        f.value:temp.max  as forecast_max_k,
        f.value:temp.min  as forecast_min_k,
        f.value           as forecast
 from snowflake_sample_data.weather.daily_16_total ow, lateral FLATTEN(input => V, path => 'data') f),

actual as
(select V:main.temp_max as temp_max_k,
        V:main.temp_min as temp_min_k,
        cast(V:time as timestamp)     as time_dt,
        V:city.name     as city,
        V:city.country  as country
 from snowflake_sample_data.weather.WEATHER_14_TOTAL)

select cast(forecast.prediction_dt as timestamp) prediction_dt,
       forecast.forecast_dt,
       forecast.forecast_max_k,
       forecast.forecast_min_k,
       actual.temp_max_k,
       actual.temp_min_k
from actual
left join forecast on actual.city = forecast.city and
                      actual.country = forecast.country and
                      date_trunc(day, actual.time_dt) = date_trunc(day, forecast.forecast_dt)
where actual.city = 'New York'
and   actual.country = 'US'
order by forecast_dt desc, prediction_dt desc;