The earth globe surrounded by clouds and data streams.

Discover our data

We are improving the way in which our data customers can access, discover and re-use our data catalogue. Our new API interim service allows customers to test and evaluate our meteorological data in the cloud, using our new application programming interface (API).

Meanwhile, the Met Office ‘Big Data Drive’ has been working to make our information easier to discover and utilise, facilitating new and innovative uses of weather data.

What does the API interim service aim to provide?

  • Exposure of our data in a versioned and consistent manner as it is produced.  Customers will get the latest operational release in near real-time
  • Gives customers control over when and what to download and test.  Customers can configure their system to optionally respond to our push notifications, so that they only access or download relevant data; and
  • Notify customers of newly available data on the cloud. Subscribed service customers will get push notifications to alert them when a new data file is ready for access; based on their model of interest.

Why test our API interim service?

The API interim service offers customers the opportunity to feed into further iterations of our API platform, which we plan to operationalise in late 2019.

Ultimately, we are giving customers the opportunity to sample, experiment and evaluate the use of our model data for their application and service offerings. It provides an opportunity for customers to develop and transform their technical capabilities in line with the Met Office's. In addition, it gives customers the opportunity to feedback their experiences so we can further improve the final operational service.

What is available?

Four of the main data models are now accessible on the Registry of Open Data on Earth on AWS for the first time.

NB: This data is for research and development only.  Operational use is not permitted as there will be regular maintenance and technical updates interrupting the service -neither of which will be operationally supported.

The following NWP data model sets are available:

Who is this data most suitable for?

This interim service is aimed at users who have a specific interest in bulk model data. It is not yet suitable for users of smaller data volumes or those in receipt of bespoke services, due to the limited selectability of the data provided.

Service level agreement

The interim API data will not be fully operationally supported. During this time, there will be very limited selectability, with geographic areas and time steps fixed. In other words, participants must take all domains and time steps supplied for each model.

The Met Office reserve the right to remove the test data or make it unavailable at any time in order to undertake essential maintenance and updates.

For further information, please contact the Data Provisioning Team (DPT):  DPT@MetOffice.gov.uk

 

Global Atmospheric Hi-Res Model - 10km deterministic

The same data is currently available in 17km projection via File Transfer Protocol (FTP).  Please speak with your Data Provisioning Account Manager.

Domain:  Global

Parameters and levels:  Variety of selectable outputs and time steps at single level, model level and height level

Resolution:  Approx. 0.09 degrees (10km)

Model runs:  00UTC, 01UTC, 02UTC, 03UTC, 04UTC, 05UTC, 06UTC, 07UTC, 08UTC, 09UTC, 10UTC, 11UTC, 12UTC, 13UTC, 14UTC, 15UTC, 16UTC, 17UTC, 18UTC, 19UTC, 20UTC, 21UTC, 22UTC, & 23UTC

Delivery:  Via API

Format:  NetCDF

Projection:  Equirectangular Latitude-Longitude

Service level:  Unsupported

 

Met Office UK Atmospheric Hi-Res Model (UKV) - 2km deterministic

The same data is currently available via FTP for a smaller area.  Please speak with your Data Provisioning Account Manager.

Domain: Latitude: 62.191°N to 44.096°N, Longitude: 25.413°W to 16.219°E

Parameters and levels: Variety of selectable outputs and time steps at single level, model level and height level.

Resolution: Approx. 0.018 degrees (2km)

Model runs: 00Z, 03Z, 06Z, 09Z, 12Z, 15Z, 18Z, 21Z

Delivery: Via API

Format: NetCDF

Projection: Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area

Service level:  Unsupported

 

Met Office Global and Regional Ensemble Prediction System - Global Ensemble (MOGREPS-G)

The same data is currently available via Big Data Dissemination (BDD) for a limited subset of parameters.  Please speak with your Data Provisioning Account Manager.

Domain:  Global

Parameters and levels:  Variety of selectable outputs and time steps at single level, model level and height level

Resolution:  Approx. 0.18 degrees (20km)

Model Runs:  00UTC, 01UTC, 02UTC, 03UTC, 04UTC, 05UTC, 06UTC, 07UTC, 08UTC, 09UTC, 10UTC, 11UTC, 12UTC, 13UTC, 14UTC, 15UTC, 16UTC, 17UTC, 18UTC, 19UTC, 20UTC, 21UTC, 22UTC, & 23UTC

Delivery:  Via API

Format:  NetCDF

Projection:  Equirectangular Latitude-Longitude

Service level:  Unsupported

 

Met Office Global and Regional Ensemble Prediction System - UK Ensemble (MOGREPS-UK)

Domain: Latitude: 62.191°N to 44.096°N, Longitude: 25.413°W to 16.219°E

Parameters and levels: Variety of selectable outputs and time steps at single level, model level and height level

Resolution:  Approx. 0.018 degrees (2km)

Model runs: 03UTC, 09UTC, 15UTC & 21UTC

Delivery: Via API

Format:  NetCDF

Projection: Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area

Service level:  Unsupported

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about our services, please Contact us.