What is Advanced Weather
TomTom’s advanced weather service is focused on the provisioning of real-time weather information for drivers. It provides weather information as simplified polygons over a specific area which results in detailed, granular and bandwidth efficient weather information.
These polygons contain the following weather information:
|Precipitation Radar||Information to indicate in real-time the precipitation type (snow, rain, mixed) and intensity (mm/h) over a defined area (polygon)|
|Severe Weather Warning||Information to indicate in real-time the severe weather conditions issued by national weather organizations based on likelihood and adversity of severe weather.|
Note: The above parameters will be provided where available
Common use-cases you can implement
- Simplified polygons make it ideal for detailed weather visualization, therefore the weather data can be represented over a map with granular detail; improving user interaction & safety for drivers.
- Display the weather information along the route, to bring more awareness
- Enables the calculation of accurate ETA’s considering the impact of weather on average driving speed.
The TomTom Advanced Weather service REST API provides bulk advanced weather polygons for displaying on your map view.
The TomTom Advanced Weather service offers detailed weather information for the EU and US continents.