[api.met.no] Delivery problems and changes to radar

api.met.no mailing list api-users at lists.met.no
Mon Jun 17 14:59:53 UTC 2019

Dear API users,

last night we had some problems in the backend distribution system, 
which meant that there was a lack of fresh data on api.met.no. Radar 
seems to have been down between 02:00 and 10:00 UTC, and it seems 
tafmetar was affected too, possibly others as well. The good news is 
that this fluke occurs only about every 6 months, so we should be safe 
until xmas...

Due to increased workload by the new 5 min radar interval, we have 
reduced the number of different image sizes available. The little used 
"medium" size have been terminated, and the "large" size (which either 
was the same size as "normal" or an upscaled version) will be 
discontinued on Wednesday, June 19th. Also, the small GIF animations 
haven't been produced for a long time and will be removed from the API. 
This means only the following variations will be available in the future:

Content		Size
---------	-----------------------
animation	normal (default)
image		normal (default), small

This does not affect radarlightning which already uses only "normal" size.

Again, we're sorry for the inconvenience, but hopefully the faster radar 
scan rate should compensate for the reduced size options.

Best regards,

Geir Aalberg
API developer

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