Historical Ag-Weather API

This API returns historical weather data specific to the Agriculture industry. Data returned is sourced from the GLDAS dataset, along with state of the art, satellite based precipitation measurements. With this API, you can retrieve soil temperature, soil moisture, reference evapotranspiration, and more!

NOTICE: Data is available 1 year in the past from current date.

The following per API call limitations apply (See pricing):

  • Advanced Plan: 1 month of data per API call.

All parameters should be supplied to the Weather API as query string parameters.

Base URL

HTTP: http://api.weatherbit.io/v2.0/history/agweather
HTTPS: https://api.weatherbit.io/v2.0/history/agweather
Supported Methods: GET

Request Parameters

key=[key] (REQUIRED)
  • key - Your API Key.
start_date=[YYYY-MM-DD] (REQUIRED)
end_date=[YYYY-MM-DD] (REQUIRED)
units=[units](optional)
  • M - [DEFAULT] Metric (Celcius, m/s, mm)
  • S - Scientific (Kelvin, m/s, mm)
  • I - Fahrenheit (F, mph, in)
callback=[function] (optional: JSON-P callback)

API Endpoints

Description Required Parameters Example(s)
Get data by lat/lon lat, lon, start_date, end_date &lat=38.123&lon=-78.543&start_date=2020-09-20&end_date=2020-09-21

Example Request:

https://api.weatherbit.io/v2.0/history/agweather?lat=38.0&lon=-78.0&start_date=2020-09-20&end_date=2020-09-21&key=API_KEY

Example Response (JSON):


        {
           "data":[
              {
                 "date":"2018-01-02",
                 "bulk_soil_density":1390,
                 "skin_temp_max":34.5,
                 "skin_temp_avg":26.5,
                 "skin_temp_min":13.5,
                 "temp_2m_avg":22.1,
                 "precip":0,
                 "specific_humidity":0.0032899952493608,
                 "evapotranspiration":0.925,
                 "pres_avg":918.072,
                 "wind_10m_spd_avg":2.877,
                 "dlwrf_avg":350.53,
                 "dlwrf_max":600.53,
                 "dswrf_avg":473.555,
                 "dswrf_max":870.555,
                 "dswrf_net":-23.408,
                 "dlwrf_net":416.075,
                 "soilm_0_10cm":14.804,
                 "soilm_10_40cm":53.016,
                 "soilm_40_100cm":112.557,
                 "soilm_100_200cm":200.732,
                 "v_soilm_0_10cm":0.148,
                 "v_soilm_10_40cm":0.177,
                 "v_soilm_40_100cm":0.188,
                 "v_soilm_100_200cm":0.201,
                 "soilt_0_10cm":19.9,
                 "soilt_10_40cm":15,
                 "soilt_40_100cm":14.2,
                 "soilt_100_200cm":14.6
              } ... 
           ],
           "lat":34.035,
           "lon":-117.846191
        }

        

Field Decriptions:

  • lat: Latitude (Degrees).
  • lon: Longitude (Degrees).
  • data: [
    • valid_date: Date (YYYY-MM-DD).
    • bulk_soil_density: Bulk Soil Density (kg/m^3).
    • skin_temp_max: Max skin temperature (C).
    • skin_temp_avg: Average skin temperature (C).
    • skin_temp_min: Min skin temperature (C).
    • temp_2m_avg: Average 2 meter temperature (C).
    • precip: Accumulated precipitation (mm).
    • specific_humidity: Average specific humidity (kg/kg).
    • evapotranspiration: Reference evapotranspiration - ET0 (mm).
    • pres_avg: Average Surface pressure (mb).
    • wind_10m_spd_avg: Average 10 meter wind speed (m/s).
    • dlwrf_avg: Average hourly downward long-wave solar radiation (W/m^2 · H).
    • dlwrf_max: Maximum hourly downward long-wave solar radiation (W/m^2 · H).
    • dswrf_avg: Average hourly downward short-wave solar radiation (W/m^2 · H).
    • dswrf_max: Maximum hourly downward short-wave solar radiation (W/m^2 · H).
    • dlwrf_net: Net longwave solar radiation (W/m^2 · D).
    • dswrf_net: Net shortwave solar radiation (W/m^2 · D).
    • soilm_0_10cm: Average Soil moisture content 0 to 10 cm depth (mm).
    • soilm_10_40cm: Average Soil moisture content 10 to 40 cm depth (mm).
    • soilm_40_100cm: Average Soil moisture content 40 to 100 cm depth (mm).
    • soilm_100_200cm: Average Soil moisture content 100 to 200 cm depth (mm).
    • v_soilm_0_10cm: Average Volumetric soil moisture content 0 to 10 cm depth (fraction).
    • v_soilm_10_40cm: Average Volumetric soil moisture content 10 to 40 cm depth (fraction).
    • v_soilm_40_100cm: Average Volumetric soil moisture content 40 to 100 cm depth (fraction).
    • v_soilm_100_200cm: Average Volumetric soil moisture content 100 to 200 cm depth (fraction)
    • soilt_0_10cm: Average Soil temperature at 0 to 10 cm depth (C).
    • soilt_10_40cm: Average Soil temperature at 10 to 40 cm depth (C).
    • soilt_40_100cm: Average Soil temperature at 40 to 100 cm depth (C).
    • soilt_100_200cm: Average Soil temperature at 100 to 200 cm depth (C).
  • ... ]