Precipitation forecast map layers are available as a single image or as a set of titled images (Web Map Tile Service) covering the UK and showing precipitation.
Map layer images are provided with three hourly intervals from T+0 to T+36. These are updated every 6 hours.
The map layer is provided without a map, the boundary box for this image is 48° to 61° north and 12° west to 5° east.
The tiled image requests can be made after a capabilities request returning XML only.
The single image request can be made after a capabilities request returning either XML or JSON.
The image layers are currently made available in a Mercator projection, it is the same projection used by Bing maps, OpenStreetMap, Google maps, MapQuest, Yahoo maps, and others.
Last updated: 5 September 2016