API Updates

Fast retrieval of reanalysis data

Fast retrieval of reanalysis data

The Meteomatics API facilitates the high-speed retrieval of long historical time series as well as historical grid data from ECMWF's reanalysis model ERA5. Queries from ERA5 can be executed as usual without any additional specifications! Just query your desired data...

New API Features

New API Features

Global Satellite Images The range of available satellite images has been expanded. In addition to the RGB channel, three IR channels with central wavelengths of 1.6 μm, 3.9 μm as well as 10.4 μm have been added to the API: parameters: sat_ir_016:idx |...

Support for GeoTIFF image output

Support for GeoTIFF image output

The Meteomatics API is now capable of returning images in the GeoTIFF format, which is an extension to the TIFF standard. The contained tags for georeferencing allow displaying these images alongside maps in GIS instead of using our WMS interface, for example in QGIS:...

Meteomatics launches free Weather Browser

Meteomatics launches free Weather Browser

Want to see live weather data for anywhere in the world, beautifully visualised? Here at Meteomatics we are passionate about bridging the gap between expert meteorology and the wider weather community, so we have created a free tool using our powerful API so that you...

Global Satellite Images

Global Satellite Images

The new Meteomatics satellite composite comprises geostationary satellite images of GOES 16, GOES 17, Himawari 8, Meteosat 8, Meteosat 11 and Meteosat MSG which are merged seamlessly in order to create a global satellite image. model selection: mix-satellite |...

Go Connector

Go Connector

The new Go Connector developed by Tom Payne is now available: Go is a programming language designed by Google. The structure of Go is related to C, but with greater simplicity. Thanks to Tom Payne, a connector incorporating the Go language for accessing all kinds of...

New Parameters and Features

New Parameters and Features

Several new parameters and features have been added to the API lately: Air Density This parameter is now available in the API under the identifier air_density_<level>:kgm3. Air density depends on temperature, pressure as well as moisture. Regarding the vertical...

Polygon Queries

Polygon Queries

In addition to the existing query methods, the new powerful polygon query is now available! This kind of query offers a lot of new opportunities regarding spatial data analysis. Have you ever wondered about the highest elevation around your area or the mean...

Icing Potential

Icing Potential

Icing Potential Icing is absolutely critical in aviation and in-flight icing on planes are the cause of multiple near-accidents or even crashes. Consequently, it is crucial for aviation to have reliable icing forecasts predicting the expected occurrence of icing on...

Precipitation Type

Precipitation Type

With the new parameter precip_type:idx you can query whether the precipitation is expected to come down as rain, rain and snow mixed, snow, sleet or freezing rain. This is particularly helpful in forecasting certain dangerous situations such as slippery roads caused...

Stratospheric Polar Vortex

Stratospheric Polar Vortex

This index provides the average wind speed at 10, 50 or 200 hPa between 60°N and 90°N and thus indicates the strength of the stratospheric polar vortex during the polar winter. The SPV index provides a measure of the circumpolar vortex strength and indirectly relates...

Route Queries

Route Queries

The time for a new type of query, the route query, has come! The route query allows you to query the weather along your travel route. All you need to provide is a sorted list of times and a list of locations, both of the same length, and make use of the new optional...

Support for irregular time lists

The API has learned to handle queries with comma-separated time lists consisting of single time points and/or time ranges. This increase in expressive power allows you to combine certain queries into a single one or to query data for very specific dates without...

Fast retrieval of reanalysis data

Fast retrieval of reanalysis data

The Meteomatics API facilitates the high-speed retrieval of long historical time series as well as historical grid data from ECMWF's reanalysis model ERA5. Queries from ERA5 can be executed as usual without any additional specifications! Just query your desired data...

New API Features

New API Features

Global Satellite Images The range of available satellite images has been expanded. In addition to the RGB channel, three IR channels with central wavelengths of 1.6 μm, 3.9 μm as well as 10.4 μm have been added to the API: parameters: sat_ir_016:idx |...

Support for GeoTIFF image output

Support for GeoTIFF image output

The Meteomatics API is now capable of returning images in the GeoTIFF format, which is an extension to the TIFF standard. The contained tags for georeferencing allow displaying these images alongside maps in GIS instead of using our WMS interface, for example in QGIS:...

Meteomatics launches free Weather Browser

Meteomatics launches free Weather Browser

Want to see live weather data for anywhere in the world, beautifully visualised? Here at Meteomatics we are passionate about bridging the gap between expert meteorology and the wider weather community, so we have created a free tool using our powerful API so that you...

Global Satellite Images

Global Satellite Images

The new Meteomatics satellite composite comprises geostationary satellite images of GOES 16, GOES 17, Himawari 8, Meteosat 8, Meteosat 11 and Meteosat MSG which are merged seamlessly in order to create a global satellite image. model selection: mix-satellite |...

Go Connector

Go Connector

The new Go Connector developed by Tom Payne is now available: Go is a programming language designed by Google. The structure of Go is related to C, but with greater simplicity. Thanks to Tom Payne, a connector incorporating the Go language for accessing all kinds of...

New Parameters and Features

New Parameters and Features

Several new parameters and features have been added to the API lately: Air Density This parameter is now available in the API under the identifier air_density_<level>:kgm3. Air density depends on temperature, pressure as well as moisture. Regarding the vertical...