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What is a Weather API?

A weather API is a web-based interface or service that provides real-time weather data to developers, businesses, and individuals.

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By Ruth Favela

Updated September 11, 2023.

 A weather API is a web-based interface or service that provides real-time weather data to developers, businesses, and individuals. API stands for "Application Programming Interface," which is a set of rules and protocols that allow different software applications to communicate with each other.

Weather APIs usually provide current weather conditions, including temperature, humidity, wind speed, and precipitation levels, as well as forecast information such as hourly or daily forecasts. Some APIs may also provide historical weather data or data on air quality and other environmental conditions.

Developers can use a weather API to incorporate weather data into their own apps or websites, allowing users to access real-time weather information directly from their apps. This is useful for a wide range of industries, including weather forecasting, transportation, agriculture, tourism, and many others.

Developers can access weather APIs through a variety of programming languages and platforms, including JavaScript, Python, Ruby, and Java. Some popular weather API providers include, OpenWeatherMap, Weather Underground, and AccuWeather. These providers often offer different levels of access and pricing plans based on the amount of data and features required.

How Does’s Weather API Work?'s weather API offers several unique features and benefits that make it a popular choice for developers and businesses who need accurate and reliable weather data.

Here’s how’s Weather API differs from other weather APIs on the market:

  1. Hyperlocal weather data:'s weather API provides hyperlocal weather data, which means that it can provide highly accurate weather information for a specific location, down to a city block or even a street address. With more accurate up-to-date weather forecasting, both individuals and businesses can make more informed operational decisions.
  2. Cutting-edge forecasting technology: uses advanced forecasting technology to provide highly accurate weather predictions. Our proprietary technology combines data from multiple sources, including satellites and radar, to create highly accurate forecasts up to 14 days in advance.
  3. Advanced real-time weather alerts:'s weather API can also provide real-time weather alerts for a specific location. Businesses that need to take action based on sudden dynamic weather conditions will be able to know when things are happening in real time and mitigate any impacts that severe weather can have on their operations.
  4. Comprehensive API documentation: provides comprehensive documentation for its weather API, making it easy for developers to integrate weather data into their applications. can also provide technical support to help developers troubleshoot any issues that may arise with the API.
  5. Flexible pricing plans: offers flexible pricing plans based on the volume of weather data required by a developer.’s weather API is a good choice for businesses of all sizes — from small startups to large enterprises.

With's weather API, developers can leverage a reliable and accurate source of hyperlocal weather data that comes with advanced forecasting technology and real-time weather alerts. Sound interesting? Sign up here to start building for free.