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. Precipitation is any product of the condensation of atmospheric water vapour that falls under gravity. The main forms of precipitation include drizzle, rain, sleet, snow and hail.
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.
Web Map Tile Service detailed documentation is available for further information.
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.
Single tile detailed documentation is available for further information.
Terms and conditions of use of this product are defined within the DataPoint terms and conditions page.
Last updated: 14 March 2014