# Hourly Data

This endpoint provides historical hourly observations for any geographic location. Furthermore, gaps in the time series can be filled in with statistically optimized model data. The data provided through this endpoint is aggregated from multiple governmental interfaces.

Hourly observations are coming in with an offset of about two to three hours. However, some data might be added multiple days or even months later, depending on how the different weather services are updating their datasets.

Hourly data can be queried for a maximum of 30 days per request.

# Endpoint

Hourly data is provided through this endpoint:

GET https://meteostat.p.rapidapi.com/point/hourly

# Parameters

In order to query data for any location you’ll need to specify the lat and lon parameters. You will probably also want to add the alt parameter to your request to make the output more precise. If you do not set the alt parameter, Meteostat will detect the elevation using nearby weather stations.

Parameter Description Type Required Default
lat The latitude of the geographic location Float Yes undefined
lon The longitude of the geographic location Float Yes undefined
alt The elevation of the geographic location Integer No null
start The start date of the query (YYYY-MM-DD) String Yes undefined
end The end date of the query (YYYY-MM-DD) String Yes undefined
tz The time zone according to the tz database String No UTC
model Substitute missing records with statistically optimized model data String No true
freq The time frequency of the records. Can be used for custom aggregation String No null
units The unit system of the meteorological parameters String No metric

For full specification of available frequencies, defined by the freq parameter, please see here (opens new window).

The units parameter takes one of the following values:

  • metric (Celsius, Millimeters, Kilometers per hour)
  • imperial (Fahrenheit, Inches, Miles per hour)
  • scientific (Kelvin, Millimeters, Meters per second)

# Response

The response body includes the following properties. Please note that all units mentioned below refer to the default units setting.

Parameter Description Type
time Time (YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss) of observation String
temp The air temperature in °C Float
dwpt The dew point in °C Float
rhum The relative humidity in percent (%) Integer
prcp The one hour precipitation total in mm Float
snow The snow depth in mm Integer
wdir The wind direction in degrees (°) Integer
wspd The average wind speed in km/h Float
wpgt The peak wind gust in km/h Float
pres The sea-level air pressure in hPa Float
tsun The one hour sunshine total in minutes (m) Integer
coco The weather condition code Integer

More information on the data formats and weather condition codes is available here.

# Example

The following example requires the cURL command-line interface. Alternatively, you can use an API client like Postman.

curl --request GET \
	--url 'https://meteostat.p.rapidapi.com/point/hourly?lat=43.6667&lon=-79.4&start=2020-01-01&end=2020-01-01&alt=113&tz=America%2FToronto' \
	--header 'x-rapidapi-host: meteostat.p.rapidapi.com' \
	--header 'x-rapidapi-key: {key}'

Please replace {key} with your personal API key.

# Data Response

The data output returns one object per hour. Have a look at this example:

	"time": "2019-12-31 23:00:00",
	"temp": 1.6,
	"dwpt": 0.1,
	"rhum": 90,
	"prcp": 0,
	"snow": 0,
	"wdir": 300,
	"wspd": 5,
	"wpgt": 10,
	"pres": 1036.4,
	"tsun": 0,
	"coco": 4
Last Updated: 6/23/2021, 12:30:43 PM