Precipitation forecast map layer


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.

Product description

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.

Web Map Tile Service

The tiled image requests can be made after a capabilities request returning XML only.

Single tile

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.

Precipitation rate map layer sample Sample of a precipitation rate map layer

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions of use of this product are defined within the DataPoint terms and conditions page.

Last updated: 1 July 2014

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