API

Terms of Use

Available APIs

Tile Server

https://tilecache.rainviewer.com/v2/{type}/{timestamp}/{size}/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

Example

Actual coverage request: https://tilecache.rainviewer.com/v2/coverage/0/512/2/2/1.png

Default color scheme (?color=0) to dBZ

HEX ColordBZ value
dfdfdf10
9bea8f15
58ff4220
47c27825
4793f930
0c59ff40
6153c145
ff93a350
ff3f3555
c2051160
ffeb0a65
ff981170
a84c0675
dda8ff80
ffffff85

Color Schemes

Color Scheme IdentifierName
0Original (default)
1Universal Blue
2TITAN
3The Weather Channel
5NEXRAD Level III
6Rainbow @ SELEX-IS
sourcedBZ values

Composite Image

https://tilecache.rainviewer.com/v2/{type}/{timestamp}/{size}.png

Projection: Web Mercator. Bounds: -180.0 -85.06 … 180.0 85.06. Not smoothed.

Very similar to the Tile Server API, but you loads composite image for the whole world at once (can be slow sometimes, up to 10 seconds for generation).

Example

Сoverage: https://tilecache.rainviewer.com/v2/coverage/0/8000.png

Single Radar Images

https://data.rainviewer.com/images/

Past 12-hours archive of all radar sources and processed images. The directory name is a radar identifier in RainViewer. Each directory of particular radar contains radar source and processed images sorted by time.

Black and White dBZ values

Shows raw dBZ values starting from the -32 dBZ (pixel’s red component color “0” value) and ending at 95 dBZ (“127” value) with 1 dBZ step (see table below). Typically, RainViewer doesn’t show values that less than 10dBZ which means “42” will be the minimum value for pixel’s red component that you can see. If a pixel is transparent, there is no data for it.

Pixel’s red component valuedBZ
0-32 (minimum)
1-31
2-30
3-29
4715
4816
4917
12593
12694
12795 (maximum)