Rainfall Radar using Met Office data feed for UK Weather Forecast
UK Weather Forecast had a requirement for a rainfall radar on their website, using a datafeed from the met office.
The final application gives the user to view current and previous rainfall overlayed over openlayers streetmaps. The user is able to select 4 different layers:
- Rain Fall
- Lightning Strikes
- Satellite Vis
- Satellite Infrared
The user is able to pause the animation, then also step forward and back through the timestamps. I've also incldued a 'postcode' zoom, so that the user can zoom into the weather, and view what it will be directly over their house! You are also able to set the opacity of the layers. I've got plenty more work to do on this website, and the plan is for it to become the biggest weather related site on the internet.
If you'd like to have a look at the radar for yourself, hop over here: UK Weather Radar