Met Office Weather DataHub
New service: Met Office Weather DataHub
We are continuing along our data-transformation journey, making our operational data directly available, more useable and useful to users.
Met Office Weather DataHub service offers access to detailed and customisable weather data. This API data channel will ultimately become the single point of access for all Met Office Public Task weather data, replacing both Met Office DataPoint and our Wholesale Data Services.
Met Office Weather DataHub continues to evolve with new data and map overlays regularly being added. At present available data includes:
Atmospheric Model data via API using GRIB2:
- Global deterministic 10km
- UK deterministic 2km (standard lat-long projection)
- Met Office Global Ensemble Prediction System (MOGREPS-G) 20km (global ensemble - probabilistic)
- MOGREPS-UK 2km (UK ensemble - probabilistic)
We have a number of pricing plans available, including a free plan where users can download up to 1GB of free data per month. Find out more about our Atmospheric Model data pricing plans here.
The Met Office offers a range of products for users wanting to access and utilise site-specific forecasts.
Met Office Global Spot data
Our Global Spot product is recommended for users who want to access site-specific forecasts in a deterministic way, to understand the “most likely” scenario for a weather forecast. We offer GeoJSON data via three APIs for a single specified location defined by latitude and longitude.
- Global hourly spot data 1.0.2
- Global three hourly spot data 1.0.2
- Global daily spot data 1.0.2
Met Office Site-specific Blended Probabilistic Forecast (BETA product)
We have developed a new blended probabilistic forecast system that takes outputs from our Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models. We recommend this product for users who want to access site-specific forecasts in a probabilistic way that allows users to display the forecast in a way that articulates risk and uncertainty, with the flexibility to select what data they need for their specific use.
We are releasing this product as a BETA to gain feedback from our users to drive further developments and improvements. As a result, improvements this product may be implemented whilst still in BETA.
Map images extracted from the global model are now available to download by time step and model run for:
- Temperature at surface
- Precipitation rate
- Total cloud cover
- Pressure reduced to mean sea level
This new service is currently free due to the restricted parameter availability. Future releases will enhance the service through the inclusion of additional layers, higher download limits and extra functionality. These enhancements will be available via a fee based service.
Find out about map images pricing here
Current plans for data services development
An up to date roadmap accurately reflecting service development plans for future data releases onto Met Office Weather DataHub is currently being developed - as soon as this is available for release this page will be updated.
Met Office Weather DataHub updates newsletter
We have a newsletter to inform all registered users of the service of key updates.
Past issues of this can be viewed below:
If you are not a Met Office Weather DataHub user yet, but would like to be added to the distribution list to receive the updates newsletter, please contact us and let us know.
Met Office DataPoint closure
This marks the first step in replacing the existing Met Office DataPoint service. A formal switch off date is yet to be agreed. Users will be notified well in advance.