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Meteomatics Weather API

by Meteomatics GmbH

The fast, flexible and convenient way to access hyperlocal weather data – worldwide

  • High resolution models up to 15 days in advance

  • Seasonal forecasts up to 7 months in advance

  • Global coverage

Weather and wave information play a significant role for modern shipping and offshore operations. The Meteomatics Weather API provides you with precise weather data for your coordinates worldwide. It gives you a fast, flexible and unified access to an extensive weather database and secures an efficient integration of weather data into your product.

  • Global and regional weather model data from a variety of National Met Services and scientific institutions

  • Observational data of thousands of weather stations globally

  • Weather data in up to 5-minute temporal resolution and 90m horizontal resolution

  • High resolution models up to 15 days in advance

  • Seasonal forecasts up to 7 months in advance

  • Global coverage 

  • Ensemble forecasts for Europe

  • Worldwide historical model data and observational data from 1979 onwards

  • Radar and satellite data, including forecasts, with over 280 updates daily

  • Wind and solar forecasts with turbine and plant specific data

  • Temporal and spatial interpolation for each coordinate worldwide 

Technical Information

  • Response format: CSV, XML, JSON, PNG, HTML Snippets, NetCDF, GrADS
  • WMS and WFS interface
  • Up to 1.000.000 accesses per day
  • On average 20 – 30 ms response time
  • HTTPS supported - HTTP-Basic-Authentification


To make our data easily accessible we provide a wide variety of connectors for automated data downloads

  • ArcGIS
  • C++
  • Excel
  • Google Maps
  • Google Earth
  • Google Spreadsheet
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Matlab
  • PHP
  • Power BI
  • Python 
  • Qlik
  • QGIS
  • R
  • Tableau

Benefits and Features

  • Benefits

    • Fast and flexible access to hyperlocal weather data worldwide
    • Variety of formats and connectors in different programming languages
    • Provides access to all relevant marine parameters
    • New parameters and indices are easily integrated on request
    • Detailed and up-to-date documentation

  • Features

    The API contains the following maritime parameters (overview):

    • wave height (mean/max)
    • wave direction
    • wave period
    • direction of total swell
    • direction of wind waves
    • wave period 1st moment
    • wave period 2nd moment
    • period of total swell
    • period of wind waves
    • direction of first swell
    • direction of second swell
    • direction of third swell
    • drift (speed & direction)

The story of Meteomatics began back in 2012 in response to a growing desire for more accurate weather forecasts. Meteomatics now employs 30 experts in three different locations – St. Gallen, Berlin and Exeter and has a growing global partner network. From these locations Meteomatics supports customers from all over the world simply delivering unique, high-resolution weather forecasts. and environmental data. The spectrum of application for these forecasts and data are as wide-ranging as the weather itself – from improved tornado forecasts in Oklahoma to the seamless integration of weather data into complex operational business applications across Europe and Asia – Meteomatics has the solution.