Available Parameters

Lightning Forecasts

There are two ways to query lightning parameters. You can either query a lightning density, i.e. the number of lightning strikes within a certain radius, or a list of lightning strikes within a bounding box of your choice.

Lightning Density

Lightning strike densities can be queried for an area within a certain radius around a coordinate point. Queries are available either via point or grid queries.

lightning_strikes_<radius>_<interval>:x

Available radii: 5km, 10km

Available intervals: 1h, 3h, 6h, 12h, 24h

Examples

Lightning List

To query lightning lists, you can use either WFS to easily integrate the data into existing frameworks or a specific list query as it is shown below. The output then lists all lightning flashes between the start and end date within the given bounding box.

https://api.meteomatics.com/get_lightning_list?time_range=<time_range>&bounding_box=<bounding_box>&format=<format>

Valid time ranges: a time period according to the descriptionabove(the time step is not required, thus ignored), defining a start and end point.

Valid bounding boxes: a rectangle according to the descriptionabove(the resolution is not required, thus ignored).

Available formats: csv, json, xml

Examples

 

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