Global Weather Alerts

Get timely push notifications about severe weather. Our Global Weather Alerts product allows you to set up weather alert push notifications in your projects and apps.

We collect weather warnings from majority of national weather warning systems and present them in a uniform and useful view.

Features of Global Weather Alerts

  1. We provide all weather alerts from the entire world.

    We collect weather alert notifications from majority of national weather warning systems worldwide. As soon as we get a new weather alert, we process it and send to our users via push notifications. Users get all weather alert notifications sent to their specified endpoint. We send notifications about new weather alerts, alert updates and alert cancellations.

  2. All necessary data in the push notification.

    Each push notification contains the necessary fields, such as the headline of the alert, its start and end dates, and a description. Additionally, each alert has data about urgency, severity, certainty and sender agency, to help users classify alerts according to various criteria. Here is a full list of the fields in the alert push notification.

  3. Monthly subscription.

    Please refere to the pricing page.

How to get access to Global Weather Alerts

There are two simple steps:

  1. To obtain the access to our Global Weather Alerts, please contact us at info@openweathermap.org.

    Please specify the endpoint that all weather alerts should be sent to.

    Example of the endpoint

    http://test_url.test
  2. Get all weather alerts to the specified endpoint via POST requests.

Description of alert notification

Example of an alert notification
                   
{
    "alert": {
        "id": "2.49.0.0.724.0.ES.20200908063410.690804COCO08201599546850_1",
        "geometry": {
            "type": "Polygon",
            "coordinates": [
                [
                    [1.65, 41.2],
                    [1.78, 41.22],
                    [1.85, 41.23],
                    [1.92, 41.26],
                    [2.02, 41.27],
                    [2.12, 41.29],
                    [2.15, 41.32],
                    [2.18, 41.37],
                    [2.22, 41.41],
                    [2.25, 41.45],
                    [2.3, 41.47],
                    [2.38, 41.49],
                    [2.46, 41.54],
                    [2.56, 41.58],
                    [2.78, 41.65],
                    [2.87, 41.58],
                    [3.09, 41.4],
                    [2.57, 41.2],
                    [2.47, 41.09],
                    [2.4, 41.04],
                    [2.32, 41],
                    [2.23, 40.97],
                    [1.87, 40.89],
                    [1.81, 40.97],
                    [1.65, 41.2]
                ]
            ]
        }
    },
    "msg_type": "warning",
    "categories": ["Met"],
    "event": "Moderate coastal event warning",
    "urgency": "Future",
    "severity": "Moderate",
    "certainty": "Possible",
    "start": 1599559200,
    "end": 1599595199,
    "sender": "AEMET. State Meteorological Agency",
    "headline": "Moderate coastalevent warning. Costa - Litoral 
    de Barcelona ",
    "description": "Viento del este y nordeste con intervalos 
    de fuerza 7 ",
    "instruction": "Be aware, keep up to date with the latest 
    weather forecast.Expect some minor disruption to outdoor
    activities.
    "
}
                   
                

Fields in alert notifications

  • alert
    • id Alert ID
    • geometry GeoJSON representation of the area, where the alert is forecasted
  • msg_type Notification type. Please see the full list of notifications types here
  • categories Category of the alert. May be one of Geo, Met, Safety, Security, Rescue, Fire, Health, Env, Transport, Infra, CBRNE, Other
  • event Alert evente name
  • urgency Urgency of the alert. May be one of Immediate, Expected, Future, Unknown
  • severity Severity of the alert. May be one of Extreme, Severe, Moderate, Minor, Unknown
  • certainty Certainty of the alert. May be one of Observed, Likely, Possible, Unlikely, Unknown
  • start Date and time of the start of the alert, Unix, UTC
  • end Date and time of the end of the alert, Unix, UTC
  • sender Name of the alert source. Please read here the full list of alert sources
  • headline Headline of the alert
  • description Description of the alert
  • instruction Instructions from agency about the alert

Types of alert notifications

Message type Message description
warning Notification of an alert that has just been created

Notification 15 minutes before the start of an alert event

update Notification of updating alert information
cancel Notification of alert cancellation

List of alerts sources

Agency Country
Afghanistan: National Disaster Management Authority Afghanistan
Anguilla: Disaster Management Anguilla Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda: Meteorological Services Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba: Meteorological Department of Aruba Aruba
Austria: Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics Austria
Barbados: Department of Emergency Management Barbados
Belgium: Royal Meteorological Institute Belgium
Botswana: Department of Meteorological Services Botswan
Canada: Alberta Emergency Management Agency (Government of Alberta, Ministry of Municipal Affairs) Canada
Canada: Meteorological Service of Canada Canada
Canada: Quebec Ministry of Public Safety Canada
China: China Meteorological Administration China
Croatia: State Hydrometeorological Institute (DHMZ) Croatia
Cyprus: Meteorological Service Cyprus
Czech Republic: Czech Hydrometeorological Institute Czech Republic
Denmark: Danmarks Meteorologiske Instituts Denmark
Federated States of Micronesia: Weather Service Office Chuuk Federated States of Micronesia
Federated States of Micronesia: Weather Service Office Pohnpei Federated States of Micronesia
Federated States of Micronesia: Weather Service Office Yap Federated States of Micronesia
Finland: Finnish Meteorological Institute Finland
France: Meteo-France France
Germany: German Meteorological Office Germany
Greece: Hellenic National Meteorological Service Greece
Guyana: Hydrometeorological Service Guyana
Hong Kong: Hong Kong Observatory China/Hong Kong
Hungary: Hungarian Meteorological Service Hungary
India: Meteorological Department India
Indonesia: InaTEWS BMKG, Earthquake with magnitude 5.0 above Indonesia
Ireland: Met Eireann - Irish Meteorological Service Ireland
Israel: Meteorological Service Israel
Italy: National Center of Meteorology and Aeronautical Climatology (CNMCA) Italy
Jamaica: Meteorological Service Jamaica
Kenya: Meteorological Department Kenya
Kuwait: Meteorological Department Kuwait
Lithuania: Lithuanian Hydrometeorological Service Lithuani
Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of: Republic Hydrometeorological Organization Macedonia
Madagascar: Operational Meteorology Madagascar
Malta: Meteorological Office Malta
Marshall Islands: Majuro Weather Service Office Marshall Islands
Moldova: State Hydrometeorological Service Moldova
Montenegro: Institute of Hydrometeorology and Seismology Montenegro
Myanmar: Department of Meteorology and Hydrology Myanmar
Netherlands: Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute Netherlands
New Zealand: GNS Science New Zealand
New Zealand: MetService New Zealand
Norway: Norwegian Meteorological Institute Norway
Norway: Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate Norway
Palau: Weather Service Office Palau
Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea Meteorological Service Papua New Guinea
Paraguay: Directorate of Meteorology and Hydrology Paraguay
Philippines: Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration Philippines
Poland: Institute of Meteorology and Water Management Poland
Romania: National Meteorological Administration Romania
Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring Russia
Saint Lucia: Meteorological Services Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Meteorological Services Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa: Meteorology Division Samoa
Senegal: National Agency of Civil Aviation and Meteorology Senegal
Slovakia: Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute Slovakia
Slovenia: National Meteorological Service Slovenia
Solomon Islands: Meteorological Service Solomon Islands
South Africa: South Africa Weather Service South Africa
Sweden: Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute Sweden
Tanzania: Meteorological Authority Tanzania
Tonga: Tonga Meteorological Service Tonga
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Met Office UK
United States: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Air Quality Alerts USA
United States: Integrated Public Alerrt and Warning System (IPAWS) USA
United States: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Tsunami Warning Center USA
United States: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service USA
United States: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service - Marine Zones USA
United States: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Volcano Hazard Program USA
Vanuatu: Meteorological Services Vanuatu