Minutely Weather Forecast API - 1 hour

This API returns an accurate 1 hour (60 minute) precipitation forecast for any point on the planet using both radar, and weather model data.

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

Base URL

HTTP: http://api.weatherbit.io/v2.0/forecast/minutely
HTTPS: https://api.weatherbit.io/v2.0/forecast/minutely
Supported Methods: GET

Request Parameters

key=[key] (REQUIRED)
  • key - Your API Key.
units=[units](optional)
  • M - [DEFAULT] Metric (mm/hr)
  • S - Scientific (mm/hr)
  • I - Imperial/Fahrenheit (in/hr)
callback=[function] (optional: JSON-P callback)

API Endpoints

Description Required Parameters Example(s)
Get forecast by lat/lon lat,lon &lat=38.123&lon=-78.543
Get forecast by city name city, state(optional), country (optional)
  • &city=Raleigh&country=US
  • &city=Raleigh,NC
  • &city=Raleigh,North+Carolina
Get forecast by postal code postal_code, country (optional) &postal_code=27601&country=US
Get forecast by Station station
  • &station=KRDU
Get forecast by city id city_id &city_id=8953360

Example Request:

https://api.weatherbit.io/v2.0/forecast/minutely?city=Raleigh,NC&key=API_KEY&units=I

Example Response (JSON):


          {  
             "city_name":"Raleigh",
             "lon":"-78.63861",
             "timezone":"America\/New_York",
             "lat":"35.7721",
             "country_code":"US",
             "state_code":"NC",
             "data":[  
                {
                   "timestamp_utc":"2021-01-16T21:14:00",
                   "timestamp_local":"2021-01-16T16:14:00",
                   "ts":1610834100,
                   "precip":0.103,
                   "snow":1.028
                },
                {
                   "timestamp_utc":"2021-01-16T21:15:00",
                   "timestamp_local":"2021-01-16T16:15:00",
                   "ts":1610834100,
                   "precip":0.009,
                   "snow":0.850
                }, ...
             ]
          }
        

Field Decriptions:

  • lat: Latitude (Degrees).
  • lon: Longitude (Degrees).
  • timezone: Local IANA Timezone.
  • city_name: City name.
  • country_code: Country abbreviation.
  • state_code: State abbreviation/code.
  • data: [
    • ts: Unix Timestamp at UTC time.
    • timestamp_local: Timestamp at local time.
    • timestamp_utc: Timestamp at UTC time.
    • precip: Liquid Equivalent Precipitation rate (default mm/hr).
    • snow: Snowfall rate (default mm/hr).
  • ... ]