A weather station is a location where meteorological data is measured. Most weather stations available via the Meteostat API are operated by governmental organizations like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Many of these organizations provide public access to the gathered information. Meteostat uses multiple open data interfaces to collect as much weather and climate data as possible.
Nowadays, most stations run fully automized. However, in contrast to computed model data environmental or technical issues can cause gaps in the data series when relying on observations reported by weather stations. Furthermore, some weather stations may only report a small set of meteorological parameters. Please be aware that some data output might be incomplete.
There are different endpoints for finding and querying weather stations.
Finding Weather Stations
You will need the identifier (ID) of a weather station to retrieve data. You can find stations using one of these methods:
Meta data such as coordinates, elevation and time zone of a weather station can be obtained through a dedicated endpoint:
Once you know the ID of a weather station you can query meteorological data through one of these endpoints: