API News

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 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

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

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

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...

New ECMWF Data Available

Once again, the API was significantly extended: It now features the new shiny ECMWF-ERA5 model for historic reanalysis data in hourly resolution! Finally we could get hold of the hourly resolution data of the ECMWF-IFS model for all four daily runs. And last but not...

WMS via Cesium Shows the Power of Downscaling

The Meteomatics weather API downscales on the fly from the models' native resolutions to 90m horizontal resolution by using NASA's SRTM topography measured by the space shuttles. Since the weather models typically have a much coarser resolution (1km to 25km or even...

Qlik Connector

Have you ever wondered to get weather data directly ingested into Qlik? The following screenshot shows how powerful such an integration can be: For instance, you can access temperature information at resolution of 90m. From there, you can start overlaying that...

Tableau

Have you ever wondered to get weather data directly ingested into Tableau? This can be either done than with a web data connector (WDC) or directly via WMS. The following screenshot shows how powerful such an integration can be: You can access satellite and radar...