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.
Terms and conditions of use of this product are defined within the DataPoint terms and conditions page.
Last updated: 20 June 2014