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=== Planning ===
Revision as of 10:47, 3 April 2020
- 1 Try out by yourself
- 2 Scenarios
- 3 A global service
- 4 API Features
- 5 The AI technology behind
- 6 The reliable and stable backend
- 7 The team behind
- 8 Contact us
- 9 Appendix 1: table of countries that nowcasting is supported
- 10 Appendix 2: table of available variables
Try out by yourself
S45Fnpxcwyq0QT4b is a demo token，in production and development, you should use your own token after signing up at the dahsboard
- General weather interface
The quota of the demo token is very limited and is renewed periodically, so please only use it for testing. If you meet any problem to access the above link, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ColorfulClouds Weather API is carefully designed for different scenarios.
The hyperlocal feature:
- Union Square, San Francisco in next 2 hr:
- New York:
- Cape Town:
Different unit systems:
System control & IoT scenarios
In system control scenarios, it is very convenient to set the unit system to SI for calculation, and in many case you only need real-time data, so you can call the API in such a way
- Short term: 24 hour hourly forecast
- Long term: 10 days daily forecast
To integrate with a third party data, you need the jsonp support
- with jsonp callback
A global service
- the datetime calculation will impact the avg/max/min values of weather variables, our i18n features fully support this.
- the unit of measurement is fully support i18n requirement, we support Metric system, Imperial and US customary units and International System of Units
- the user-friendly nature language description of current weather conditions is support i18n, but we only provide Chinese, English and Japanese support.
Data coverage of general weather forecast
- Since the just begining of our weather API offering, we provide global hourly and daily weather forecast at any point on earth with arbitrary latitude and longitude.
Data coverage of minute-by-minute nowcasting service
We are among the few providers can give global-wide nowcasting service, we can provide service in below areas.
The quality of our nowcasting services is related with the quality of service of the radar data providers, it may vary from country to country; but as a service provider since 2014, we are a provened player in this area.
Data coverage of air quality forecast
Full scope of China and US.
You can check a detailed table of the supported variables.
The nowcasting service
We provide two kind of nowcasting service:
- pointwise API calls specified by latitude and longitude
- forecasted weather radar images and forecasted data matrix
The AI technology behind
Since the founding at 2014, we always dedicated in improving the algorithms for years, there are many works behind the services.
The reliable and stable backend
- Scalability: the public service pool can offer 300M ~ 800M API calls per day and can be scaled up easily on demanding
- Availability: the availability of the public service pool for the past year is at 99.94%
We can offer private service pool with better availability for large-demanding clients
The team behind
Appendix 1: table of countries that nowcasting is supported
|Europe||Italy, Lithuania, Malta, France, Slovakia, Norway, Belarus, Iceland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Germany, Spain, Ukraine, Denmark, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Croatia, Russia, Romania, Portugal, Estonia, Serbia, United Kingdom, Austria, Greece, Hungary|
|Oceania||Fiji, Guam, Australia, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Australia|
|Asia||Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, Diaoyu Islands, Spratly Islands, Turkey, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Iran, Singapore, Oman, Philippines, Japan, India, Cambodia, Cyprus, Malaysia, Vietnam, Kuwait, Thailand, South Korea, North Korea|
|North America||Canada, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Mexico, Panama, Martinique, Cuba, United States, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Kura, Guadeloupe, Nicaragua|
|South America||Brazil, French Guiana, Colombia, Guyana, Paraguay, Argentina|
Appendix 2: table of available variables
|Name||Code||Quality||Unit of measurement||Temporal granularity||Geospatial scope||Comments|
|Temperature||temperature||temperature||°C, °F, K||realtime, hourly, daily||globally||temperature 2m above|
|Pressure||pres||pressure||Pa||realtime, hourly, daily||globally||pressure on surface|
|Relative humidity||humidity||relative humidity||%||realtime, hourly, daily||globally||relative humidity 2m above|
|Wind direction||wind direction||wind direction||degree||realtime, hourly, daily||globally||wind direction 10m above|
|Wind speed||wind speed||wind speed||km/h, mph, m/h||realtime, hourly, daily||globally||wind speed 10m above|
|Cloud rate||cloudrate||total cloud rate||0~1||realtime, hourly, daily||globally||total cloud rate|
|Shortwave radiation||dswrf||downward shortwave radiation||W/m^2||realtime, hourly, daily||globally||downward shortwave radiation on surface|
|Visibility||visibility||visibility by distance||km, mile, m||realtime, hourly, daily||globally||horizontal visibility by distance on surface|
|Nearest distance to precipitation area||Nearest distance to precipitation area||distance||km, mile, m||realtime||radar supported area||nearest distance to precipitation area|
|Intensity of nearest precipitation||intensity of nearest precipitation||precipitation intensity||0~1||realtime||radar supported area||intensity of nearest precipitation|
|Intensity of local precipitation||Intensity of local precipitation||precipitation intensity||0~1||realtime, minutely||radar supported area||intensity of local precipitation|
|sky condition||skycon||weather condition||text||realtime, hourly, daily||globally||weather condition|
|comfort index||comfort index||comfort index||text||realtime, hourly, daily||globally||weather comfort condition|
|ultraviolet index||ultraviolet index||ultraviolet index||text||realtime, hourly, daily||globally||ultraviolet condition|
|PM25||pm25||PM25||μg/m^3||realtime, hourly, daily||air-quality forecast supported area||PM25 mass concentration|
|PM10||pm10||PM10||μg/m^3||realtime||air-quality forecast supported area||PM10 mass concentration|
|O3||o3||O3||μg/m^3||realtime||air-quality forecast supported area||O3 mass concentration|
|NO2||no2||No2||μg/m^3||realtime||air-quality forecast supported area||NO2 mass concentration|
|SO2||so2||SO2||μg/m^3||realtime||air-quality forecast supported area||SO2 mass concentration|
|CO||co||CO||mg/m^3||realtime||air-quality forecast supported area||CO mass concentration|
|AQI||aqi||AQI by US and China standard||0~500||realtime, hourly, daily||air-quality forecast supported area||AQI by US and China standard|