From now on you can access our observation data, analyses and forecasts automatically via our new weather API and use them for home automation, for example. For Plus subscribers, access to the API is included in the package, simply activate the required API key in the account management. Ad-free plan users can upgrade to Plus to use the API. If you are not a user yet, just find out about the benefits of a subscription.
This product displays output from the ICON-D2 model which replaced the former COSMO-D2 model. This model is updated every 3 hours and, in addition to its high resolution output, also has a suite of ensemble members to add additional confidence to the forecast. Ensemble members are created by running the same model with slightly different initial conditions. This allows for a more complete picture of all the possible outcomes. The ICON-D2 ensemble suite has 20 members in addition to the operational model. If each of the 20 members is in good agreement about the forecast, you can have high confidence in its output while if the members are in disagreement, there is more uncertainty. The ICON-D2 model and its ensembles are available out to 48 hours.