On Monday afternoon (Dec 4th) we had a severe outbreak of planned maintenance,
which resulted in disruption of most MET services between 15:00 and 18:00 UTC.
To cut a long story short, someone tried t...
While it's almost been six months since the last update, we have been quite busy
and have several important announcements to make before the summer break.
The venerable Sunrise version 2...
You might notice some changes in the CAP XML format for the warnings.
Up to now, all the CAP files have contained only one area per info block,
and only one polygon per area element. We hav...
Due to changed requirements the horizontal maps will be discontinued on Sept
1st. The only product still available after that date will be the vertical cross
New API servers
On Wednesday 10 Nov we will start moving the API traffic to a new server cluster
which promises much better performance, due to faster processors and extensive
use of SSD disks. Hopef...
A short update, mainly of interest to Nordic users:
Sigcharts 2.0 beta
We have a new version of Sigcharts which, in addition to the previous
Arctic/Norway also covers the Nordic/Baltic regian (minus...
Some product changes, mainly of interest to Norwegian users:
This product will be terminated on July 1st, as it has been replaced by
MetAlerts on the new Yr website. We are working o...
As mentioned earlier, Oceanforecast 2.0 is now in production and version 0.9 has
been deprecated, to be removed on 2021-07-01. Despite what we said earlier there
will be no change in the XML format fo...
Questions to the administrators
We're always getting a steady stream of questions from API users, and after
terminating Locationforecast/1.9 this has peaked significantly. Unfortunately,
almost all o...
All good things must come to an end, hopefully to be replaced by something better.
Here is an update of forthcoming changes to the weather APIs.
Locationforecast and Nowcast
As mentioned previously,...
After several months in beta, Nowcast 2.0 is finally officially launched. Both
this and Locationforecast have now got a definite date for termination of the
Continuation of XML format
For the last couple of years we have been working on a new forecast backend (FORTI) to replace the decade-old, PostgreSQL-based store (WDB). While Locationforecast/1.9 has been ...
Hope you are all doing ok in these difficult times. Here at MET Norway it's
business as usual. Most of us are working from home, but since the API team
already did this for half the week there's not m...
We hope you all have been good developers this year, in which case you can
look forward to some new improved products next month (for those who have
been bad we will also be taking some away).
We will shortly be making some changes to the existing versions of
Textforecast and Locationforecast.
The seahigh and seabank products will be replaced with a
new, auto-generated produc...
Making an API is a thankless task. Most users aren't aware they are using
it, and you rarely hear from the developers unless something isn't working.
While our weather site Yr is hugely popular, our A...
Due to increased workload by the new 5 min radar interval, we have had to
reduce the number of different images available. In short, generating GIF
animations from existing static GIF images continues...
We will shortly launching some new products, mainly of interest for
Norwegian users. As described earlier, some obsolete products will also be
We have started the process o...
Due to licensing issues, problems with authentication and abuse of the
service we have been forced to suspend delivery of
non-restricted geosatellite images to the general public. Currently
there are ...
On Monday May 14th, 2018 from 07:00 to 13:00 UTC we will be running at 50%
capacity due to replacement of the cooling system in one of our data
centers. All services are expected to continue running, ...
As most of you probably have noticed, we upgraded api.met.no about A
week ago to the new version. After some initial performance problems we
managed to tune the caches so it is now handling traffic we...
As previously mentioned on the mailing list, we will shortly be migrating
the api.met.no domain to version 3. This has already been done for some users
and should be relatively painless, provided you ...