UK daily site-specific forecast tutorial

Basic tutorials showing how the 5,000 UK locations daily forecast data feeds can be used to retrieve data.

Please refer to the detailed documentation for the 5,000 UK locations daily forecast data feeds for more detailed information.

Introduction

The 5,000 UK locations daily forecast data feeds provide access to daily forecast data from the Met Office for each of the roughly 5,000 sites for which the Met Office provides data. The forecast data is provided for five days, starting with the time at which the forecast was last run. The data provided by the web service is updated on an hourly basis. For a full list of the 5,000 sites, call the 5,000 UK locations site list feed.

Tutorials

The 5,000 UK locations daily forecasts feeds can be accessed via web services or via the JavaScript API. Here we describe how to access data using each of these methods in the following four scenarios:

You would like a complete list of the forecasts for a specified location at each available timestep

Via the web services

  1. Call the 5,000 UK locations site list web service  to find the id of the location you would like a forecast for
  2. Call the capabilities web service to check whether the data has been updated since it was last requested
  3. If so call the 5,000 UK locations daily forecast web service, specifying the id of the relevant location, to retrieve the new data in either XML or JSON format

You would like a complete list of the forecasts for every location in the UK at a particular time

Via the web services

  1. Call the capabilities web service to check whether the data has been updated since it was last requested
  2. If so call the 5,000 UK locations daily forecast web service, specifying the timestep to be retrieved, to retrieve the new data in either XML or JSON format

You would like a complete list of the forecasts for every location in the UK at each available timestep

Via the web services

  1. Call the capabilities web service to check whether the data has been updated since it was last requested
  2. If so call the 5,000 UK locations daily forecast web service to retrieve the new data in either XML or JSON format

Last Updated: 24 March 2014

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