Freezing rain (corresponding to red) over parts of Upper Austria on the 30th of November 2018:
For visualization purposes you may query an image for the parameter
together with the colormap png_precip_type_segmented (the use of other colormaps is highly discouraged). It combines the precipitation type above with the water equivalent of precipitation fallen during the last 5 minutes.
For the interpretation of the image please refer to the following legend graphic:
Rain over the North Sea with rain and snow mixed or snow over parts of the Scottish Highlands:
Using this spatial information via our WMS interface, the context becomes visible. The storm's dimension as well as path can be observed. Lightnings and additional layers like clouds or precipitation can be visualized:
The API also provides well known text formats as e.g. XML. These facilitate the simple integration of hail warnings into your web application, warning system or smart city setup: