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Map Images Pricing

The Map images service is a new service from the Met Office allowing users to download weather map images via API.

This new service is currently free due to the restricted parameter availability. Future releases will enhance the service through the inclusion of additional layers, higher download limits and extra functionality. These enhancements will be available via a fee based service.

Whilst the service is free each customer is only allowed to download 1000 weather map images per day.

Only four parameters are available for the initial release

  • Temperature at surface
  • Precipitation rate
  • Total cloud cover
  • Pressure reduced to mean sea level

Images are delivered as png files over api.