Foreca Weather Symbols

This page provides information about the weather codes used in various Foreca data feeds. Below you will find the mapping between weather codes and symbols.

The codes work as follows:

Letter (D/N) distinguishes day and night symbols from eachother. We provide different symbols for night and daytime since it can cause confusion if daytime symbols are used to describe night time weather.

For example:
daytime, overcast, sleet showers: d421

First number indicates cloudiness

0 clear
1 almost clear
2 half cloudy
3 broken
4 overcast
5 thin high clouds
6 fog

Second number indicates precipitation rate

0 no precipitation
1 slight precipitation
2 showers
3 precipitation
4 thunder

Last number indicates type of the precipitation

0 rain
1 sleet
2 snow

Mouse over the text codes to see the explanation. Pictures are provided only for some of the codes and nonsensical combinations don't even have standard text descriptions. The forecast symbols can also be mapped by Foreca to any subset of the provided symbols. We suggest only using the ones with pictures provided in any end-user services.

 

Symbol Codes

 

Day
d000
d000
d100
d100
d200
d200
d300
d300
d400
d400
d500
d500
d600
d600
    d210
d210
d310
d310
d410
d410




d220
d220
d320
d320
d420
d420
        d430
d430
    d240
d240
d340
d340
d440
d440
         
    d211
d211
d311
d311
d411
d411
    d221
d221
d321
d321
d421
d421
        d431
d431
         
    d212
d212
d312
d312
d412
d412
    d222
d222
d322
d322
d422
d422
        d432
d432
       

 

Night
n000
n000
n100
n100
n200
n200
n300
n300
n400
n400
n500
n500
n600
n600
    n210
n210
n310
n310
n410
n410
    n220
n220
n320
n320
n420
n420
        n430
n430
    n240
n240
n340
n340
n440
n440
         
    n211
n211
n311
n311
n411
n411
    n221
n221
n321
n321
n421
n421
        n431
n431
         
    n212
n212
n312
n312
n412
n412
    n222
n222
n322
n322
n422
n422
        n432
n432