I would like to automatically fetch wind speed forecast data over my town with a python script.

I am looking for an available dataset and API to do so.

It is for a small personal project, so it is not demanding in terms of resolution and accuracy.

So far I have tried the following:

Any idea where to look?

EDIT: The Windy point forecast API is accessible through HTTP requests via python, but it's not free of charge. I will investigate the models that they use (listed here: https://api.windy.com/point-forecast/docs)

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The issue for the CDS API is still open.

Initially, I was looking for a wind speed forecast dataset, accessible for download via an already existing python API. I ended up using GFS data. Downloading was made easy with the Grib filter. I wrote a small wrapper function in python for my project.

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