Weather / Ocean Data and Forecasts

Provides historic, current, and forecast weather data 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
Export Data (Raster)
NetCDF → GeoTIFF Conversion

Geographic coverage

The geographic coverage is global.

Dataset Information

Spatial ResolutionTo avoid reaching the query limit provided by the
Meteomatics Weather API, the spatial resolution (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 FormatNetCDF
Bit Depth64 bits per pixel (float)
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_<height>:<unit>dew_point_2m:C
Effective cloud cover [%]effective_cloud_cover:peffective_cloud_cover:p
Evaporation of previous interval [mm]evaporation_<interval>:mmevaporation_1h:mm
Frost depth [cm]frost_depth:cmfrost_depth:cm
Was there rain within the last interval (0/1)is_rain_<interval>:idxis_rain_1h:idx
Ocean current speedocean_current_speed:<unit>ocean_current_speed:kmh
Amount of precipitation in the previous interval [mm]precip_<interval>:mmprecip_24h:mm
Relative humidity [%]relative_humidity_<unit>:prelative_humidity_1000hPa:p
Temperature AGLt_<height>:<unit>t_2m:C
Water temperaturewater_temperature:<unit>water_temperature:C

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_5min: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_interval31-"time_interval": 6
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.


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


Example based on a workflow created with the data block Weather/Ocean Data and Forecasts and NetCDF-->GeoTIFF Conversion:




To know more please check the block capabilities specifications.