Weather maps 1.0

OpenWeatherMap provides many kinds of weather maps including Precipitation, Clouds, Pressure, Temperature, Wind. You can connect them to mobile and web apps.

We have launched Weather maps 2.0!

Now available Forecast, Historical and Current weather maps. 15 weather map layers. You can get all of them using only one simple URL! Learn more

URL format

The following endpoint is available for everyone. It requires only the API key authentication.

https://tile.openweathermap.org/map/{layer}/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?appid={API key}
Parameters
{layer} required layer name
{z} required number of zoom level
{x} required number of x tile coordinate
{y} required number of y tile coordinate
appid required Your unique API key (you can always find it on your account page under the "API key" tab)

Examples of weather map layers

Clouds

layer : clouds_new

area : worldwide

Preview weathermap
Clouds

Precipitation

layer : precipitation_new

area : worldwide

Preview weathermap
Precipitations

Sea level pressure

layer : pressure_new

area : worldwide

Preview weathermap
Sea level pressure

Wind speed

layer : wind_new

area : worldwide

Preview weathermap
Wind speed

Temperature

layer : temp_new

area : worldwide

Preview weathermap
Temperature

Satellite base map

You need to request this layer according to VANE API specification
Temperature

Map styles legend

Default styles for weather layers

Google Maps JavaScript API based on OpenWeatherMap API

Google has closed their Weather and Cloud solutions since 4th of June 2015 and recommended to use OpenWeatherMap with the Google Maps JavaScript API as an alternative solution.

'Displaying weather data with the Google Maps API and OpenWeatherMap' manual.

Libraries to connect weather layers

Open Layers

The following functions are available for the OpenLayers library:
  • Classes of weather layer and weather stations layer
  • Possibility to set your own style
  • Classes with clustered markers
  • Support of marker server clustering

Leaflet

The OpenWeatherMap javascript library is designed to work with the Leaflet mapping service. The current version of the library allows the following:
  • Embedding of layer with current weather in cities
  • Embedding of layer with weather stations
  • The library supports customer clustering

Leaflet library

Another implementation of map based on Leaflet technology supports OWM's TileLayers and current city/station data. It is configurable with many options. For current city/station data the library supports refreshing the data in intervals, some types of client-side clustering (show only the station/city with the highest rank for a defined pixel square), custom image set (if you provide one), different languages ("en", "de", "ru", "fr", but translation is incomplete), minZoom and others.

Source and documentation (README.md) is available on GitHub https://github.com/buche/leaflet-openweathermap

Example of weather map: https://github.com/owm-inc/VANE-intro/tree/master/apps