Rainfall radar map layer

Rainfall Radar

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.

Product description

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.

Web Map Tile Service

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

Web Map Tile Service detailed documentation is available for further information.

Single tile

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.

Radar Rain composite map layer sample Sample of a rainfall radar map layer

Terms and conditions

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

Last updated: 27 March 2014

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