Yearly Accumulated Day Counts

These parameters represent the number of days that fulfil a certain condition since the 1st of January of the queried year.

Temperature Dependent | Precipitation Dependent

Temperature Dependent

Below is an overview of all temperature dependent parameters:

Vegetation Days | Heating Days | Heating Degree Days | Cooling Degree Days | Desert Days | Hot Days | Summer Days | Tropical Nights | Frost Days | Ice Days

Every parameter is now explained in more detail:

Vegetation Days

This parameter returns the number of vegetation days (days on which the mean temperature was above 5°C) since the 1st of January.

vegetation_days:d

Examples

  • Show the number of vegetation days for 35 days after the 10th of February.

    https://api.meteomatics.com/2024-05-24T00:00:00ZP35D:P1D/vegetation_days:d/47.412164,9.340652/html

    Vegetation days
  • To obtain the data in a different output format, just replace the format parameter in the URL by one of the following: csv, json, xml, png, html, netcdf.
    Here is an example for the json format:

    https://api.meteomatics.com/2024-05-24T00:00:00ZP10D:P1D/vegetation_days:d/47.412164,9.340652/json

    {"version":"3.0","user":"api-test","dateGenerated":"2017-08-25T08:38:48Z","status":"OK","data":
    [{"parameter":"vegetation_days:d","coordinates":[{"lat":47.4122,"lon":9.34065,"dates":
    [{"date":"2017-03-10T00:00:00Z","value":11},{"date":"2017-03-11T00:00:00Z","value":12},
    {"date":"2017-03-12T00:00:00Z","value":13},{"date":"2017-03-13T00:00:00Z","value":14},
    {"date":"2017-03-14T00:00:00Z","value":15},{"date":"2017-03-15T00:00:00Z","value":16},
    {"date":"2017-03-16T00:00:00Z","value":17},{"date":"2017-03-17T00:00:00Z","value":18}]}]}]}

Heating Days

This parameter returns the number of heating days (days for which the 24h-mean is less than 15°C, or the number of days buildings need to be heated) since the 1st of January.

heating_days:d

Heating Degree Days

Heating degree days (HDD) is a measurement designed to quantify the energy demand for heating a building. This parameter returns the accumulated difference in °C between the daily mean temperature and a configurable base temperature, if the daily mean temperature is below that base temperature, since the 1st of January or on a daily base (daily heating degree days).

heating_degree_days:hdd

heating_degree_days_base_<base_temperature>:hdd

daily_heating_degree_days:hdd

daily_heating_degree_days_base_<base_temperature>:hdd

Available base temperatures: continuous from 0°C to 30°C.
The default is 15°C.

Cooling Degree Days

Cooling degree day (CDD) is a measurement designed to quantify the energy demand for cooling a building. This parameter returns the accumulated difference in °C between the daily mean temperature and a configurable base temperature, if the daily mean temperature is above that base temperature, since the 1st of January or on a daily base.

cooling_degree_days:cdd

cooling_degree_days_base_<base_temperature>:cdd

daily_cooling_degree_days:cdd

daily_cooling_degree_days_base_<base_temperature>:cdd

Available base temperatures: continuous from 0°C to 30°C.
The default is 15°C.

Desert Days / Extremely Hot Days

This parameter returns the number of extremely hot days (days on which the maximum temperature at 2m exceeds 35°C) since the 1st of January.

desert_days:d

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Hot Days

This parameter returns the number of hot days (days for which the 24-hour maximum temperature was greater than 30°C) since the 1st of January.

hot_days:d

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Summer Days

This parameter returns the number of summer days (days for which the 24-hour maximum temperature was greater than 25°C) since the 1st of January.

summer_days:d

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Tropical Nights

This parameter returns the number of tropical nights (days for which the 24-hour minimum temperature was greater than 20°C) since the 1st of January.

tropical_nights:d

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Frost Days

This parameter indicates the count of frost days, which are days when the temperature fell below 0 degrees Celsius, since the 1st of January. The count of frost days corresponds to the count of freezing days in the United States.

frost_days:d

Examples

  • Show the number of frost days from the 10th of January on for a period of 35 days.

    https://api.meteomatics.com/2024-05-24T00:00:00ZP35D:P1D/frost_days:d/47.412164,9.340652/html

    Frost days
  • Show the number of frost days from the 10th of April on for a period of 15 days.

    https://api.meteomatics.com/2024-05-24T00:00:00ZP15D:P1D/frost_days:d/47.412164,9.340652/json

    {"version":"3.0","user":"api-test","dateGenerated":"2018-02-14T15:53:19Z","status":"OK","data":
    [{"parameter":"frost_days:d","coordinates":[{"lat":47.4122,"lon":9.34065,"dates":
    [{"date":"2017-04-10T00:00:00Z","value":31},{"date":"2017-04-11T00:00:00Z","value":31},
    {"date":"2017-04-12T00:00:00Z","value":31},{"date":"2017-04-13T00:00:00Z","value":31},
    {"date":"2017-04-14T00:00:00Z","value":31},{"date":"2017-04-15T00:00:00Z","value":31},
    {"date":"2017-04-16T00:00:00Z","value":31},{"date":"2017-04-17T00:00:00Z","value":31},
    {"date":"2017-04-18T00:00:00Z","value":31},{"date":"2017-04-19T00:00:00Z","value":31},
    {"date":"2017-04-20T00:00:00Z","value":32},{"date":"2017-04-21T00:00:00Z","value":33},
    {"date":"2017-04-22T00:00:00Z","value":33},{"date":"2017-04-23T00:00:00Z","value":33},
    {"date":"2017-04-24T00:00:00Z","value":33},{"date":"2017-04-25T00:00:00Z","value":33}]}]}]}

Ice Days

This parameter returns the number of ice days (days for which the 24-hour maximum temperature was less than 0°C) since 1st of January.

ice_days:d

Examples

Precipitation Dependent

Below is an overview of all precipitation dependent parameters:

Rain Days | Heavy Rain Days | Dry Days

Every parameter is now explained in more detail:

Rain Days

This parameter returns the number of rain days (days on which at least 0.1 mm of rain fell) since 1st of January.

rain_days:d

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Heavy Rain Days

heavy_rain_days:d

This parameter returns the number of heavy rain days (days for which the precipitation sum was greater than 10mm) since 1st of January.

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Dry Days

This parameter returns the number of dry days since 1st of January.

dry_days:d

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