Weather / Ocean Data and Forecasts - Map

Provides historic, current, and forecast weather data via WMS globally.


This block provides historic, current and forecast data through the Meteomatics Weather API. These datasets are available worldwide starting with 1979.

Technical Information

Compatible blocks

Compatible blocks
Advanced Water-Related Geohazards Predictor
Export Data (Raster)
K-means Clustering
Raster CRS Conversion
Raster Tiling
Raster Zonal Statistics
Sharpening Filter
Simularity Dynamic Range Adjustment using Histogram Equalization
Spectral Data Converter - RGB
Temporal Change Detection

Geographic coverage

The geographic coverage is global.

Dataset Information

Spatial ResolutionTo avoid reaching the query limit provided by the
Meteomatics Weather API, the image width and height (in
decimal degrees) for retrieving the time series of a
weather parameter will be set based on the AOI size. The minimum resolution is 90 m (0.001 decimal degrees):
0.001 decimal degrees (AOI < 100 sq. km)
0.01 decimal degrees (AOI 100 - 10000 sq. km)
0.1 decimal degrees (AOI 10000 - 100000 sq. km)
1 decimal degree (AOI > 100000 sq. km)
Dataset TypeOptical and radar
Satellite SensorsThe dataset is a satellite composite that merges images acquired by the following geostationary sensors:
Himawari 8
Meteosat 8
Meteosat 11
Meteosat MSG
For more information, please refer to Global Satellite Images.
Revisit Frequencysub-hourly
Data AvailabilityHistorical data: starting with 1979
Forecast data: up until 2100
For more information, please refer to Forecast and historical data.
Global Weather Forecasting Modelmix
File FormatGeoTIFF
Bit DepthByte
Coordinate SystemEPSG 4326
Can be reused in an UP42 workflowNo


The AOI must be minimum 0.01 square kilometers.

Weather and climate parameters

Weather and Climate ParametersMeteomatics parameter nameExample
Dew point temperature AGLdew_point_:dew_point_2m:C
Effective cloud cover [%]effective_cloud_cover:peffective_cloud_cover:p
Evaporation of previous interval [mm]evaporation_<interval>:<unit>evaporation_1h:mm
Frost depth [cm]frost_depth:cmfrost_depth:cm
Was there rain within the last interval (0/1)is_rain_:idxis_rain_1h:idx
Ocean current speedocean_current_speed:ocean_current_speed:kmh
Amount of precipitation in the previous interval [mm]precip_:mmprecip_24h:mm
Relative humidity [%]relative_humidity_<level>:<unit>relative_humidity_1000hPa:p
Temperature AGLt_<level>:<unit>t_2m:C
Water temperaturewater_temperature:water_temperature:C
Instantaneous Dew Pointdew_point_<level>:<unit>dew_point_2m:C
Geopotential Heightgeopotential_height_<level>:mgh_500hPa:m
Amount of Cloud Cover<level>_cloud_cover:<unit>effective_cloud_cover:octas

For a complete list, please refer to the Meteomatics Alphabetic Parameter List.

How it works

Supported JSON parametersDefault valueMinMaxExamples
time"2020-01-01T00:00:00+00:00/2021-12-31T23:59:59+00:00"19792100"time": "2020-01-01T00:00:00+00:00/2021-12-31T23:59:59+00:00"
variables["t_2m:C","precip_6h:mm","wind_speed_100m:ms"]n.a.n.a."variables": ["t_0m:C", "precip_24h:mm","total_cloud_cover:p"]
time_seriesnull19792100"time_series": ["2021-03-31T00:00:00+00:00/2021-04-01T00:00:00+00:00", "2021-04-30T00:00:00+00:00/2021-05-01T00:00:00+00:00"]
time_interval61-"time_interval": 6
colormap_styleJETn.a.n.a."colormap_style": "JET"
Please check the STYLESexamples from the Meteomatics WMS Interface.
bbox/intersectsnull0.01 sq. kmn.a.Please check the examples from the query parameters.


It is not possible to run a test query in the job configuration window.

The length of the forecasting period and the spatial resolution depend on the model from which the requested parameters originate.

Not supported weather parameters

The table below contains parameters that are not supported by the data block.

Not Supported ParametersNot Supported Parameters
desert_days:dis_slippery_road_3h:idx (also for 6h and 12h)
evapotranspiration_3h:mm (also for 6, 12, 24h)phytophthora_negative_prognose:idx
heavy_rain_days:dweather_code_1h:idx (also for 3, 6, 12, 24h)
hot_days:dweather_symbol_20min:idx (also for 30min, 1, 3, 6, 12, 24h)


Example based on a workflow created with the data block Weather/Ocean Data and Forecasts - Map:




To know more please check the block capabilities specifications.