Weather Warnings

Data feed of the governmental severe weather warnings

The Foreca WarningFeed integrates weather warnings from many national warning systems worldwide and presents them in a harmonized global offering. The feed is an additional module that can be activated for Foreca Weather APIWeather File Feed accounts or delivered as GeoJSON files.

Data Delivery

When queried with coordinates, Foreca Warning feed returns a sorted list of active warnings for the given location by importance. For each event, the WarningFeed provides the generic significance level, generic warning class, and a more detailed event description. The original data from the official sources is also included.

The generic codes developed by Foreca are meant to ease visualising the end-user services, while the event descriptions provide more specific textual information.

Weather Warnings

Warning Significance Levels

Red weather warning   Event is very dangerous. Exceptionally intense phenomena.
Orange weather warnings   Event is dangerous. Unusual phenomena.
Yellow weather warnings   Event is potentially dangerous, but not unusual.
No alerts   There are no alerts for the location.
Not applicable   Event doesn't have significance by nature.

Warning Classes

  • Extremely high temperature
  • Extremely low temperature
  • Fog
  • Ice or freezing rain
  • Rain Snow
  • Thunderstorm
  • Wind
  • Air quality
  • Volcanic ashfall
  • Avalanche
  • Tsunami
  • Dust storm or sandstorm
  • Earthquake
  • Fire danger
  • Flood
  • High waves
  • High UV index
  • Low water
  • Smoke or smog
  • Volcano
  • Ice in waterway
  • Coastal event
  • Civil danger
  • Evacuation
  • Hazardous materials
  • Radiological hazard
  • Shelter in place
  • Warning
  • No alerts
  • Not covered
  • Not available

 

Event Description

  • Start time for the event
  • End time for the event
  • Warning text issued by the national weather service
  • The affected geographical area given as Polygon or MultiPolygon (in GeoJSON feed)

In addition to the official severe weather warnings issued by governmental institutions, it is possible to provide tailored warnings based on Foreca weather forecasts.

Service Coverage

Governmental severe weather warnings are currently delivered from: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.

Tailored, forecast-based warnings can be provided globally.

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