Welcome to the MET Norway Weather API v.3

Norsk versjon.

api.met.no/weatherapi is an interface to a selection of data produced by MET Norway. The data are available for use under a Creative Commons license. See also separate conditions for use of the service.

All regular users of the API are strongly recommended to subscribe to our API-users mailing list as this is the only channel on which we will communicate planned changes outside the API itself (see the archives for past notifications).

For operational status and maintenance notifications, see status.met.no (please bookmark in case there is a problem with the site).

For information on available data and how to access them, please refer to the weatherapi documentation. For a list of changes since version 2, see the Release Notes for v.3.

Data owned by other institutions than MET Norway is not available for unrestricted public use. This is specified in the documentation of each product. Examples of such products are the Nordic radar images and some satellite images. Refer to the documentation of each product.

Available products:

Airqualityforecast 0.1
Airqualityforecast - Forecast of air-quality for locations in Norway
Errornotifications 1.0
Errornotifications - Error notifications from the WeatherAPI system
ExtremesWWC 1.2
ExtremesWWC - The Wettest, Warmest and Coldest places
Forestfireindex 1.1
ForestfireIndex - Reporting danger level of forest fires.
Geosatellite 1.4
Geosatellite - Images from geostationary satellites
Gribfiles 1.1
Gribfiles - Serve grib files on the coast from Oslo and Western Norway
Icemap 1.0
Icemap - Maps as images showing current ice conditions in the arctic regions.
Lightning 1.0
Lightning - lightning data delivered in UALF
Locationforecast 1.9
Locationforecast - Weather forecast for a specified place
LocationforecastLTS 1.3
LocationforecastLTS - Weather forecast for a specified place, long term support.
MetAlerts 1.1
MetAlerts - Weather alerts from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute
Metgc 1.0
Metgc - Deliver meteorological forecast data in METGC format for defined areas
Metgm 1.0
Metgm - Deliver meteorological forecast data in METGM format for defined areas
NLAroutes 1.0
NLAroutes - Vertical cross sections for flight routes
Nowcast 0.9
Nowcast - Nowcast for a specified place.
Oceanforecast 0.9
Oceanforecast - Ocean forecast for a specified place
Polarsatellite 1.1
Polarsatellite - Images from satellites in polar orbit
Probabilityforecast 1.1
Probabilityforecast - Probability forecast for a specified place
Radar 1.5
Radar - Radar images from various locations
Radarlightning 1.1
Radarlightning - Radar images from various locations
Routeforecast 0.1
Routeforecast - Maps and vertical cross sections for offshore flight routes
Sigmets 1.0
Sigmets - Get sigmets and airmets for Norway
Spotwind 1.0
Spotwinds - Spotwinds in XML
Subjectiveforecast 1.0
Subjectiveforecast - Forecasts and analyses charts from the meteorologist
Sunrise 2.0
Sunrise - Calculate sun/moon rise/set for a given place
Tafmetar 1.0
Tafmetar - Receive Taf/Metar from airports
Textforecast 1.6
Textforecast - Textual weather forecast for all parts of the country
Textlocation
Textlocation - All available textual forecasts for a given point.
Tidalwater 1.1
Tidalwater - Tidal water information
Turbulence 1.1
Turbulence - Turbulence prognosis
UVforecast 1.0
UVforecast - A prognosis of UV radiation
Upperwindweather 1.1
Upperwindweather - Upperlevel wind and weather charts
VerticalProfile 1.1
Verticalprofile - Vertical profiles of wind and weather
Weathericon 1.1
Weathericon - deliver weather icons.

News

Discontinuation of text forecasts 2018-12-21

As mentioned earlier we are discontinuing some little used products from api.met.no, here is a complete list:

On February 1st we will remove the following products from the textforecast service:

  • the route_fbno products (these will still be available for professional users via NAIS which everybody seem to use anyway)

  • the landday/long, seabankday1 and metkyst products (which are used to generate more comprehensive forecasts)

  • the iga_fbno43, easter and miskred products (which haven't been produced for years)

We have checked the logs and all of these have little or no traffic, so we don't expect them to be missed. This is the full list of discontinued forecasts:

easter, landday0, landday1, landday2, iga_fbno43, landlong, metkyst0, metkyst1, miskred_north, miskred_south, route_fbno69, route_fbno70, route_fbno72, route_fbno74, route_fbno75, route_fbno76, route_fbno77, route_fbno78, route_fbno79, route_fbno80, seabankday1.

Also, on March 1st the textlocation service will be discontinued. We will also remove the "land" product from the textforecast service. There will be another forecast product to replace those two products, details of which are to follow later.

At the same time, the product "seaoslofjord" containing forecasts for Skagerrak and for the Norwegian coast from the Swedish border to Hordaland will be discontinued. Forecasts for Skagerrak can be found in the "seabank" product, while forecasts for the complete Norwegian coastline can be found in the "coast" product.

We will soon also remove the errornotifications service, which is no longer producing any data. This will be replaced by specific status messages for each product.

Changes to GeoSatellite and new privacy policy 2018-06-29

Due to licensing issues, problems with authentication and abuse of the service we have been forced to suspend delivery of non-restricted geosatellite images to the general public. Currently there are only 8 unrestricted pictures from a total of 2162 which we are allowed to distribute freely, but we have seen repeated attempts to download images which are clearly documented as not publicly available. Until further notice the service will only be available for our own sites yr.no and halo.met.no.

Also, as part of the European General Data Protection Regulations, we have updated the privacy policy for all our sites and services. You can find the new text under Privacy Policy Statement for MET Norway.

Change log

Textforecast: land and seaoslofjord forecasts removed, 2019-03-01

Production of the "land" forecast will stop on March 1st, 2019, and will be removed as a valid parameter value.

The product "seaoslofjord" containing forecasts for Skagerrak and for the Norwegian coast from the Swedish border to Hordaland will be discontinued from our Textforecast service from March 1st. Forecasts for Skagerrak can be found in the "seabank" product, while forecasts for the complete Norwegian coastline can be found in the "coast" product.

Textlocation: product discontinued, 2019-03-01

The production of textlocation forecasts will be discontinued on March 1st, 2019.

Textforecast: aw_enry replaced by aw_ento, 2019-02-01

Rygge airport is currently closed, so no ENRY forecasts have been issued this year. Instead we are now producing aerodrome forecasts for Torp (ENTO). iga_fbno43 has also not been in production for a long time and has been removed.

Textforecast: several forecast types removed, 2019-02-01

On February 1st we will remove the following products:

  • route_fbno*
  • These will be replaced with the new routeforecast service for automatically generated graphical forecast. The old route_fbno forecasts will be available on NAIS for some time.
  •     [% webroot %]/routeforecast/0.1/documentation (will switch to 1.0 soon)
    
    
  • landday0-2, landlong, seabankday1 and metkyst0-1
  • These are temporary files included in the more comprehensive forecasts
  • easter, miskred_north, miskred_south, iga_fbno43
  • These have not been produced for several years
Routeforecast: Version 0.1: 2019-01-28

Initial prototype for testing. We will bump the version number to 1.0 when officially launched.

Airqualityforecast: Version 0.1: 2018-12-17

Added show=metadata parameter

Other data sources at MET Norway

See free meteorological data on met.no for a complete list of data services.

Questions?

For questions regarding rights to and use of data, see our Licensing and Data Policy. For handling of personal data, see MET Norway's Privacy Policy Statement. For technical questions, contact technical personnel.