A guide to choosing the right product
This gives details about the types of products that are available and how you might find products that interest you.
Each product available through DataPoint has detailed documentation about the datafeed and tutorial to help your use our Data. Where possible we have provided a link to where we are using the data on our website.
Using the search function you can see all the products we provide, search by keyword or filter to find the right product for you.
All the content of the products on DataPoint can be split into two main categories, Forecast and Observations. Some product datafeeds may contain both in the same datafeed.
Forecasts cover all products that provide a prediction of the future state of the weather, whether that be in the next hour, day week, month or even out to 30 years.
On Met Office DataPoint at the moment we have three types of forecast products:
Some products may contain a mixture of both data and text.
Observation products provide information on what the weather or climate was like, this may be in terms of the last 24 hours (also known as Current Weather) or further back sometimes referred to as Historical Observations.
On Met Office DataPoint at the moment we two types of observation products: