Offshoremaps - Lightning and wave maps for offshore helicopter pilots
This service delivers PNG maps for several areas in Norway, aimed at helicopter traffic in the North Sea. These are primarily intended for use at IPPC.no.
There are currently three types of maps:
Maps showing risk of helicopter triggered lightning in offshore and coastal regions
Maps of observed lightning and radar reflectivity
Maps of helicopter-relevant significant wave heights
Type of map. Must be used either as parameter or as endpoint (method). Valid types are:
helicopterlightningobservations, helicoptersignificantwaveheight, helicoptertriggeredlightningindex
The geographical area covered by the map. Valid areas are:
central_norway, northern_norway, norway, western_norway
- time (optional)
Time of forecast in ISO format, e.g.
2019-01-15T12:00:00Z. Forecasts are generated every hour for up to 18 hours in the future.
If not specified, the forecast for the next available hour is used.
A list of available data may be retrieved using the 'available' method, either as XML or JSON. The list may be filtered by type and/or area.
Version 1.0, 2023-02-24
Initial beta version