Posted On: Oct 15, 2021
We’re excited to announce that Amazon Forecast Weather Index is now also available in the Central America, Middle East and Africa regions. Weather Index can increase your forecasting accuracy, by automatically including the latest local weather information in your demand forecasts with one click and at no extra cost. Weather conditions influence consumer demand patterns, product merchandizing decisions, staffing requirements and energy consumption needs – however - acquiring, cleaning, and effectively using live weather information for demand forecasting is challenging and requires ongoing maintenance. With this launch, customers who have been using Weather Index in North America, South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, can now, with one click to your demand forecast, also include 14-day weather forecasts for Central America, Middle East and Africa.
The Amazon Forecast Weather Index combines multiple weather metrics from historical weather events and current forecasts at a given location to increase your demand forecast model accuracy. Amazon Forecast uses machine learning to generate more accurate demand forecasts, without requiring any prior ML experience. Amazon Forecast brings the same technology used at Amazon.com to developers as a fully managed service, removing the need for developers to manage resources or re-build their systems.
To get started with this capability, see the details in our blog and go through the notebook in our GitHub repo that walks you through how to use the Amazon Forecast APIs to enable the Weather Index. You can use this capability in all Regions where Amazon Forecast is publicly available. For more information about Region availability, see Region Table.