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Azure Maps Weather Services now generally available

Published: April 13, 2021

Microsoft has announced that Azure Maps Weather Services are now generally available.

Weather Services use data from AccuWeather, the leading worldwide weather service provider. From mission-critical enterprise applications to business-to-consumer facing experiences, Weather Services offer a reliable and easy way to bring globally available weather content to your users.

Key Features:

  • Weather Tile API: Radar and infrared raster weather tiles formatted to be integrated into the Azure Maps SDKs.
  • Current Conditions: Detailed current weather conditions such as precipitation, temperature, and wind for a given co-ordinate location.
  • Minute Forecast: Minute-by-minute forecasts for a given location.
  • Hourly Forecast: Detailed weather forecast by the hour.
  • Quarter-Day Forecast: Detailed weather forecast by quarter-day.
  • Daily Forecast: Detailed weather forecast such as temperature, humidity, wind by day.
  • Daily Indices: Daily weather condition indices for specific outdoor activities for next 5, 10 and 15 days starting from current day.
  • Severe Weather Alerts: Severe weather alerts that are available worldwide from both official Government Meteorological Agencies and leading global to regional weather alert providers.
  • Weather Along Route: Hyperlocal, up-to-the-minute weather nowcasts, weather hazard assessments, and notifications along a route described as a sequence of waypoints.

To get started with Azure Maps and the Azure Maps Weather Services, contact our Azure Maps team:
mapping@greymatter.com
+44 (0)1364 655 133

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