Rainfall radar map layers are available as a single image covering the UK or as a set of titled images (Web Map Tile Service) to show recent rain rates in mm/hour over the UK.
Layer images are updated every 15 minutes with a 15 minute delay due to processing times.
The map layer is provided without a map, the boundary box for this image is 48.0 to 61.0 degrees north and 12.0 degrees west to 5.0 degrees east.
A tiled image requests can be made after a capabilities request returning XML only.
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