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Below are answers to some common questions about the WeatherBug API. If you do not see your question here, please fill out a Support Request Form.
- What is an API?
An API stands for Application Program Interface. It provides the building blocks for a programmer to develop a new application that is consistent with a certain interface. In this case, WeatherBug (the interface) provides the API so you can create a program using our real-time data from the largest weather and lightning network in the world.
- How do I get the WeatherBug Pulse API?
Go here for the Pulse API documentation. Register for an account in our portal and get started today!
- How is the Pulse API data formatted?
Our data comes as a REST API for quick and easy integration with your project.
- Why is the Pulse API the best weather API available?
WeatherBug – Earth Networks operates the largest networks of real-time weather and lightning sensors in the world. More sensors ensure a more robust data set! Our Pulse API delivers real-time weather and lightning information, forecasts utilizing best performing models with the lowest margin of error, and other quality controlled weather data.
- How many locations are supported through the Pulse API?
WeatherBug - Earth Networks provides the most comprehensive weather information for 2.6 million cities worldwide.
- How complete is your weather data and how often is it refreshed?
WeatherBug - Earth Networks automated weather stations record more than 20 weather variables and provide updated weather information to the network every few seconds (compared to hourly refresh rates of other providers – a lot can happen in an hour!). The dense network coverage of real-time information provides localized weather observations critical to monitoring of severe weather as well as improved forecasting capabilities.
- Can I try the Pulse API for free?
Yes, we offer a free option so you can see the quality of our data for yourself. Visit our portal, register for an account and start building today!
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