MeteoGroup Weather APIs
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MeteoGroup's Weather API's

Unique Weather Data APIs directly available Unique capabilities MeteoGroup Weather Data APIs unlock our vast weather databases, turning them into actionable insights, suitable for any business in any industry. Our Weather APIs are reliable, flexible and scalable and offer the following unique capabilities: We will work closely with you to deliver the best weather data for your business.

 

Our global network of weather stations, radars and satellites will ensure you have the most accurate and versatile meteorological data at your fingertips. MeteoGroup offers the following unique, out of the box, Weather Data APIs: In addition, with our help and support, you can create any additional APIs and data integrations which helps your business succesfully improve its operational processes.

USP for MeteoGroup

Unique capabilities MeteoGroup Weather Data APIs unlock our vast weather databases, turning them into actionable insights, suitable for any business in any industry. Our Weather APIs are reliable, flexible and scalable and offer the following unique capabilities: We will work closely with you to deliver the best weather data for your business. Our global network of weather stations, radars and satellites will ensure you have the most accurate and versatile meteorological data at your fingertips.

Authentication

API authentication employed by MeteoGroup for Weather APIs relies on the use of client credentials and access tokens following the process described in this section.


RECEIVING CLIENT CREDENTIALS

To be able to access APIs, customers need the following credentials:

For all Weather APIs other than the Nautical API:

  • Client ID.
  • Client secret.

The API credentials are provided by MeteoGroup’s Customer Service once a trial/contract has been agreed. Once the API credentials are created, the trial customer receives a welcome message including the relevant credentials.

REQUESTING THE ACCESS TOKEN

When you have your client credentials, request an access token from the authorization server as follows:

        POST /oauth/token HTTP/1.1
Authorization: ***** HTTP basic authentication with client_id and client_secret *****
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=utf-8
Host: auth.weather.mg
Connection: close

grant_type=client_credentials

We are supporting only POST method for obtaining access tokens.

The access token is included in the return message, encrypted with a key from the authorization service. It contains the client ID, scopes, and an expiration date.
The access token is only valid for a limited time period (currently 1 hour). Once it expires, you should request a new token.
All endpoints are secured using OAuth2 authorization protocol with data transmitted over HTTPS.
For details on how to get the necessary authorization information, see technical documentation on GitHub.

USING THE ACCESS TOKEN

The HTTP GET request to the endpoints needs to provide the access token which is inserted into the Authorization HTTP Header.
More information about the Jason Web Token (JWT) can be found here.
The Authorization HTTP Header, with the provided authorization token, should look as follows:

      Authorization: Bearer {Encrypted Token}.
The Authorization token contains the allowed scopes for the client. For example, point-observation is the scope that allows the client to request the Point Observation API.

APIs Available Now

Point Forecast

MeteoGroup’s Point Forecast API delivers high quality weather forecasts via https://point-forecast.weather.mg/forecast/hourly.

The API can be requested for weather stations, or relevant locations / assets / cities.

> Find out more

 


Point Observations

MeteoGroup’s Point Observation API delivers high-quality weather observation data via https://point-observation.weather.mg.

The API can be requested for weather stations, or relevant locations / cities.

> Find out more

 


Radar Precipitation Forecast (Beta)

MeteoGroup’s Radar Precipitation Forecast API provides time series with short-term precipitation forecasts, based on radar data via https://precipitation-forecast.weather.mg/search

A forecast can be requested that is either representative of a specific location, or an area smaller than 40x40km (via the bounding box).

> Find out more

 


Release notes

Release number Description Link
1.4 Release of Radar Precipitation Forecast API and Public Status Page. Release 1.4
1.3 New main endpoint for Point Forecast Service. Additional parameters with gap filling in Point Observation API. Release 1.3
1.2 API environment now fully in AWS. Also professionalized usage monitoring and trial handling. Release 1.2
1.1 Gap filling with pseudo-observations now available for key parameters. Also additional radiation parameters now available. Release 1.1

Requesting Access


MeteoGroup Weather APIs are available to authenticated users only.

To obtain the necessary authorization, contact us or reach out to your MeteoGroup Sales Representative.

Weather API Status Page

News

OCT

2019

Release 1.4 Release of Radar Precipitation Forecast API and Public Status Page.

May

2019

Release 1.3 Improved endpoint forecast API and additional gap filled parameters now available.

Feb

2019

Release 1.2 API environment now fully in AWS. Also professionalized usage monitoring and trial handling.

Jan

2019

Standard SLA became active for all standard API products. SLA details here

Dec

2018

Release 1.1 Gap filling with pseudo-observations now available for key parameters. Also additional radiation parameters now available.

Oct

2018

New Product Lifecycle and release structure adopted for API products.

Sep

2018

Minimum viable product available for Radar Precipitation Forecast API.

Sep

2018

Full 24x7 support in place for all standard API products.

Feb

2018

Weather symbol set available for media customers.

Oct

2017

Add many new weather parameters for point forecast service. See details in parameters spread sheet.

Aug

2017

Add 'Request URL Builder' for point forecast and point observation to easily craft API request URLs.

Jul

2017

Released new responsive design for the web site.

Mar

2017

Documentation update. All parameters are available on a spread sheet.

Feb

2017

Provide special aggregated lightning data, optimized for websites, mobile and broadcast.

Jan

2017

Access to lightning observation data is offered.

Dec

2016

Adding sunrise and sunset to the available data sets.

Oct

2016

Adding time-wise aggregation for parameters, like e.g. maximum temperature for day or night.

Aug

2016

Adding weather station observation data sets.

Jan

2016

Minimum Sellable Product for the API live