DataPoint notifications

Last updated 10:00 on 11 August 2015

11 August 2015

DataPoint software release on Friday 14 August 2015

A DataPoint software release is scheduled to take place on Friday 14 August between 1000 and 1400.

Included in the release are the following bug fixes:

  • The Marine Observations are not displaying the T (air temperature) parameter across all sites.
  • Observations with no data drop the time step value when using JSON data format..

All services should be available as normal during this time. However if you do experience any problems please let us know as soon as possible by contacting enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk  including DataPoint in the subject line.

Met Office change CRQ160462 covers this release.

14 April 2015

DataPoint outage on Wednesday 15 April 2015 - cancelled

Please note the DataPoint outage scheduled for Wednesday 15 April has been cancelled . It will be rescheduled for a later date, to be advised.

14 April 2015

Essential system maintenance - Thursday 16 April 2015

Some essential maintenance on Met Office systems is scheduled for Thursday 16 April between approximately 1000 and 1030 BST (0900 and 0930 UTC)..

DataPoint will continue to be available during this time and most data will update as normal. However there may be a slight delay in the availability of the Last 24 hour Marine Observations product.

If you do experience any problems after this time please let us know as soon as possible by contacting enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk including DataPoint in the subject line.

Met Office change CRQ157200 covers this work.

10 April 2015

DataPoint outage on Wednesday 15 April 2015

Some maintenance work on Met Office systems will cause an outage of DataPoint on Wednesday 15 April between approximately 1030 and 1110 BST (0930 to 1010 UTC).

During this time DataPoint will be unavailable.

If you experience any problems after this time please let us know as soon as possible by contacting enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk including DataPoint in the subject line.

Met Office change CRQ156072 covers this work.

15 December 2014

Essential system maintenance - Tuesday 16 December 2014

Some essential maintenance on Met Office systems is scheduled for Tuesday 16 December between approximately 1000 and 1100.

DataPoint will continue to be available during this time and most data will update as normal. However there may be some delays in UK hourly site-specific observations data.

If you do experience any problems after this time please let us know as soon as possible by contacting enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk  including DataPoint in the subject line.

Met Office change CRQ152866 covers this work.

27 November 2014

Essential system maintenance - Wednesday 3 December 2014

Some essential maintenance on Met Office systems is scheduled for Wednesday 3 December between approximately 1100 and 1200.

DataPoint will continue to be available, but a number of products will not update during this time. These include radar, satellite and lightning map layers, all forecast map layers and UK site specific forecast and observations data.

If you do experience any problems after this time please let us know as soon as possible by contacting enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk  including DataPoint in the subject line.

Met Office change CRQ151546 covers this work.

7 November 2014

There is a planned outage of a Met Office system on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 which will affect the availability of the UK hourly site specific observations and the Last 24 hours Marine observations data on DataPoint.

The outage will start at 10:00 and is scheduled to last until approximately12:00.

If you experience any problems after this time please let us know as soon as possible by contacting enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk  including DataPoint in the subject line.

Met Office change CRQ153420 covers this work.

We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause.

17 September 2014

DataPoint system maintenance - Wednesday 17 September 2014

There will be some maintenance work on the DataPoint system today, Wednesday 17 September. This may result in some short interruptions to the service between 1500 and 1600 BST.

If you do experience any prolonged problems during this time, or any problems after 1600 BST, please let us know as soon as possible by contacting enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk  including DataPoint in the subject line.

Met Office change CRQ148237 covers this work.

3 September 2014

DataPoint system maintenance - Thursday 4 September 2014

A change to the DataPoint system is scheduled for today, Thursday 4 August between 1000 and 1300.

All services should be available as normal during this time. However if you do experience any problems please let us know as soon as possible by contacting enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk  including DataPoint in the subject line.

Met Office change CRQ153244 covers this work.

21 August 2014

DataPoint system maintenance - Thursday 21 August 2014

A change to the DataPoint system is scheduled for today, Thursday 21 August between 1000 and 1600.

All services should be available as normal during this time. However if you do experience any problems please let us know as soon as possible by contacting enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk  including DataPoint in the subject line.

Met Office change CRQ152129 covers this work.

18 July 2014

DataPoint system maintenance - Thursday 24 July 2014

A change to the DataPoint system is scheduled for Thursday 24 July between 1000 and 1600.

All services should be available as normal during this time. However if you do experience any problems please let us know as soon as possible by contacting enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk  including DataPoint in the subject line.

Met Office change CRQ152129 covers this work.

2 July 2014

DataPoint system maintenance - Thursday 3 July 2014

A change to the DataPoint system is scheduled for Thursday 3 July between 1000 and 1600.

All services should be available as normal during this time. However if you do experience any problems please let us know as soon as possible by contacting enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk  including DataPoint in the subject line.

Met Office change CRQ151127 covers this work.

18 June 2014

DataPoint system maintenance - Thursday 19 June 2014

A small change to the DataPoint system is scheduled for Thursday 19 June between 1000 and 1100.

All services should be available as normal during this time. However if you do experience any problems please let us know as soon as possible by contacting enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk  including DataPoint in the subject line.

Met Office change CRQ151125 covers this work.

23 May 2014

Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS)

Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) has recently been implemented on DataPoint. For further details see the Wikipedia article available at Cross-origin resource sharing which provides appropriate information.

2 May 2014

DataPoint system maintenance - Thursday 8 May 2014

A small change to the DataPoint system is scheduled for Thursday 8 May between 1000 and 1300.

All services should be available as normal during this time. However if you do experience any problems please let us know as soon as possible by contacting enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk  including DataPoint in the subject line.

Met Office change CRQ150029 covers this work.

24 April 2014

DataPoint system maintenance - today, Thursday 24 April 2014

Some work on the DataPoint system is taking place during today, Thursday 24 April, between 1000 and 1600 BST.

All services should be available as normal during this time. However if you do experience any problems please let us know as soon as possible by contacting enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk  including DataPoint in the subject line.

Met Office change CRQ149221 covers this work.

22 April 2014

DataPoint outage on Wednesday 23 April 2014

Some maintenance work on Met Office systems will cause an outage of DataPoint on Wednesday 23 April between 1000 and 1030 BST (0900 to 0930 UTC) approximately.

During this time DataPoint will not be available.

Met Office change CRQ149763 covers this work.

8 April 2014

DataPoint system maintenance - today, Tuesday 8 April 2014

A small change to the DataPoint system is taking place today, Tuesday 8 April, between 1000 and 1300.

All services should be available as normal during this time.

Met Office change CRQ149579 covers this work.

26 March 2014

DataPoint software release on Thursday 27 March 2014

A DataPoint software release is scheduled to take place on Thursday 27 March 2014 between 1000 and 1300.

Included in the release are the following bug fixes:

  • To ensure the site specific forecast and observations data match the data available on the Met Office web site
  • To resolve the download issues where on occasions site specific forecast data is not available.

All services should be available as normal during this time. However if you do experience any problems please let us know as soon as possible by contacting enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk  including DataPoint in the subject line.

Met Office change CRQ148613 covers this release.

26 March 2014

DataPoint system maintenance - rescheduled to today, Wednesday 26 March 2014

A small change to the DataPoint system originally scheduled to take place on Monday 24 March 2014 has been reschedueld to today, Wednesday 26 March, between 1400 and 1430.

All services should be available as normal during this time.

Met Office change CRQ149141 covers this work.

17 March 2014

National Parks weather forecasts

Please note the National Park weather forecasts will cease to be available with effect from Tuesday 1 April 2014. The DataPoint release in December 2013 included an update of the Site Specific Forecast Site List with the inclusion of additional sites with the National Parks. Details are available at UK forecast site list .

13 March 2014

UK site-specific forecast - data download issues

Currently there is an issue with the downloading of UK site-specific forecast data. On occasions forecast data may not be returned. It is believed the cause of this issue has been found and a fix is currently being tested. Subject to successful testing the fix will be released as soon as possible

In the meantime it is recommended to cache local copies of the data and only overwrite with new data when a valid forecast is available

Met Office references INC511181 and INC511844 relate to this issue.

We apologise for the inconvenience this issue is causing.

14 January 2014

UK locations site list feed - the latitude and longitude values are now correct

Following on from the notifications on Friday, 10 January the issue with the incorrect latitude and longitude values has been fixed. The UK locations site list feed now contains the correct values.

Apologies for the inconvenience this issue caused.

10 January 2014

UK locations site list feed - correcting the latitude and longitude values

Further to the previous notification, the fix for this issue will be released on Monday, 13 January.

Met Office CRQ147448 covers this.

10 January 2014

UK locations site list feed - incorrect latitude and longitude values

There is currently an issue with the UK locations site list feed. Following a recent change to add elevation to the site list, the latitude and longitude values for each site have become transposed and therefore incorrect values are being returned.

This is being investigated and the correct data will be restored as soon as possible. Met Office PBI73616 covers this.

31 December 2013

Mountain weather forecasts - mountain area polygons

The boundaries defining the mountain areas used in the Mountain weather forecasts are now available for download, as an ESRI shapefile. The data is derived from Ordnance Survey Open Data Strategy data. The file is available via the Mountain weather forecasts product description page Mountain weather forecasts

19 December 2013

DataPoint emergency maintenance during Wednesday and Thursday, 18 and 19 December 2013

Emergency maintenance will be taking place on DataPoint during Wednesday and Thursday, 18 and 19 December 2013. However we do not expect there to be any impact on DataPoint services.

If you do experience any problems please let us know as soon as possible by contacting enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk  including DataPoint in the title.

28 November 2013

DataPoint changes during the week commencing 2 December 2013

The following changes will be made to DataPoint during the week commencing Monday 2 December 2013:

  • The character encoding for XML and JSON will use UTF-8 instead of ISO-8859-1. This change is being made because of problems reported by users with the handling of Gaelic site names where these contain special characters.
  • Update of the Site Specific Forecast Site List with the inclusion of additional sites and site elevation. Further details will be available at UK forecast site list .
  • Additional Site Specific Observation parameters. Further details will be available on our Detailed documentation detailed documentation.

If you experience any problems please let us know as soon as possible by contacting enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk and including DataPoint in the title.

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