Every day look at the forecast, see it on TV, in the newspaper or through the phone. But, have you ever wondered which one is the most credible? which one is more accurate? In BerecoLabs we answer that question collecting forecasts in real-time from more reliable sources and comparing them to measurements in order to see what more reliable.

Figure 1. Best predictors of the climate to different parts of the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires.

These new approaches show a significant potential to make better decisions even with complex systems and high volatility, as the future climate variables can be for cities in different regions of a country. The amount, variety and speed that produces data increases exponentially, and the ability to take advantage of them has become a technological challenge. Data volumes exceeded the manageable capacity of the relational traditional databases, the variety of sources from which they are originated demand to combine different types of structures and flow in real time requires unprecedented processing speed.

However, for those who are capable of using and managing information efficiently, the opportunities are very significant. The ability to collect and verify large amounts of data for forecasting daily meteorological values and then compare them with their corresponding measurements is just one example of the changes underway.