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Data-Driven Decisions–What Ambee’s Weather API Can Do for You

A single-degree change in weather can make all the difference for consumers and businesses alike. With weather intelligence, you can enhance products, campaigns, research, and operations to anticipate every need on time.

Ambee's hyperlocal and real-time data ensures that you have accurate insights into the specific weather conditions you're dealing with. Backed by science and trusted by industry leaders, Ambee’s weather API can meet all your needs.

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With a single call, get 48-hour data in seconds to support your decision-making.

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Sample Weather API Queries

Test and explore our API with ease using a variety of sample queries tailored for different weather conditions.

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Delve into detailed weather patterns with our 2-day hourly history data and forecast feature.

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From daily to hourly to minute-by-minute forecasts, we provide the precision you require for your unique weather-dependent needs.

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Flexibility of JSON Results

Get the data in the most flexible format, easily integrating weather information into your applications or services.

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How To Get Started With Ambee’s Weather API

Here’s how you can get started with the Weather API in just a few clicks-

Step 1: The first thing you need is Ambee’s API key. To generate that, all you need is to sign up to Ambee’s API dashboard and start your free trial that provides 100 API records/day for 15 days. 

Step 2: Find your unique API key and save it for subsequent steps.

Step 3: Follow the documentation and tutorials to find your base URL. Combine your API Key and specify your desired parameters.

Step 4: Make your first API call and get free 100 API records per day for the next 15 days.

Watch this video to learn how to make an API call.

Response Parameters

How to format your request   

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Response Parameters


A human-readable interpretation of data


Representative icon of the data.


Air temperature


Apparent (or ‘feels like’) temperature


The dew point temperature


Relative humidity, between 0 and 100, inclusive


Sea-level air pressure in millibars.


Wind speed in miles per hour


Wind gust speed in miles per hour [Optional]


Direction that the wind is coming from in degrees, with true north at 0°


Percentage of sky occluded by clouds, between 0 and 1, inclusive


Intensity of precipitation in mm/hour [Optional]


Expected risk of exposure to UV radiation from the sun.


ozone density in Dobson [Optional]


Average visibility in meters, capped at 10 kilometer

How to format your request    

How to Format Air Quality Data

How to format your request






Sample URL



latLatitude of the place to search

lngLongitude of the place to search

units (optional)Returns the weather parameters in SI units if 'si' is specified with this value




latLatitude of the place to search

lngLongitude of the place to search

fromStarting timestamp of the period to search for in the format YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss

toEnding timestamp of the period to search for in the format YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss

units (optional)Returns the weather parameters in SI units if 'si' is specified with this value
from=2023-10-15 00:00:00&to=
2023-10-16 00:00:00
2022-03-01 01:00:00&to=2022-03-04 03:00:00



latLatitude of the place to search

lngLongitude of the place to search

units (optional)Returns the weather parameters in SI units if 'si' is specified with this value

How to format your request    

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Sample Responses

    "message": "success",    
    "data": {        
        "lat": 12,        
        "lng": 77,        
        "timezone": "Asia/Kolkata",      
        "time": 1692363600,        
        "apparentTemperature": 79,      
        "cloudCover": 0,      
        "dewPoint": 61.97,        
        "humidity": 54,      
        "pressure": 1009,      
        "precipIntensity": 0,      
        "temperature": 79,        
        "visibility": 10,        
        "windGust": 21.26,        
        "ozone": 270.41,      
        "uvIndex": 0,      
        "windSpeed": 14.93,      
        "windBearing": 267,      
        "icon": "clear",      
        "summary": "Clear skies. Temperatures will feel warm. Moderate humidity. Windy conditions. Low UV levels.",      
         "updatedAt": "2023-08-18T13:00:00.000Z"  
     "message": "success",    
     "data": {      
        "lat": 12,        
        "lng": 77,      
        "history": [      
                "timezone": "Asia/Kolkata",              
                "time": 1697389200,                
                "precipIntensity": 0,                
                "uvIndex": 0,                
                "temperature": 70,              
                "apparentTemperature": 70,                
                "icon": "clear",                
                "dewPoint": 59.81,              
                "ozone": 257.66,,                
                "humidity": 69,              
                "pressure": 1013,                
                "windSpeed": 3.16,                
                "windGust": 3.17,                
                "windBearing": 165,                
                "cloudCover": 0,                
                "visibility": 10,                 
                "summary": "Clear skies. Temperatures will feel warm. Moderate humidity. Expect a gentle breeze. Low UV levels.",            
     "message": "success",      
     "data": {          
        "lat": "12",          
        "lng": "77",          
        "forecast": [            
                "timezone": "Asia/Kolkata",                  
                "time": 1697551200,                  
                "precipIntensity": 0.33,                  
                "temperature": 75,                
                "apparentTemperature": 75,                  
                "icon": "rain",                  
                "dewPoint": 65.66,                  
                "humidity": 72,                  
                "pressure": 1012,                
                "windSpeed": 4.01,                  
                "windGust": 3.81,                
                "ozone": 260.58,                  
                "windBearing": 137,                
                "cloudCover": 0.75,                  
                "uvIndex": 0,                
                "visibility": 10,                
                "summary": "Expect some rain. Temperatures will feel warm. Higher humidity levels. Expect a gentle breeze. Low UV levels.",                

Describe response status codes and error handling.

Response Status Codes:

200 OK: This status code signifies a successful request. It means the request was processed correctly, and the API is returning the expected weather data.

400 Bad Request: A 400 status code indicates that the request is malformed or missing required parameters. Carefully review the request payload to resolve this issue.

401 Unauthorized: If you receive a 401 status code, it means your request lacks proper authentication credentials. Ensure you have provided valid API keys.

403 Forbidden: This status code suggests that you do not have the necessary permissions to access the requested resource. Check your API permissions and access levels.

404 Not Found: When you encounter a 404 status code, it means the API couldn't find the specified resource. Double-check your endpoint and parameters.

500 Internal Server Error: This code indicates an issue on the server's side. It's advisable to wait for the server to resolve the problem and try the request again later.

Error Handling:

Effective error handling is essential to provide a seamless user experience in your  Weather API-powered application. Here are some best practices for error handling:

Handle errors gracefully: When your application encounters an error, provide meaningful error messages to the user. This can include user-friendly explanations of what went wrong.

Log errors: Keep a detailed log of errors on the server for debugging purposes. This can help you identify and address recurring issues.

Implement retry mechanisms: For certain transient errors, consider implementing automatic retry mechanisms to reduce the impact of temporary service disruptions.

Monitor error rates: Continuously monitor the error rates to identify patterns and proactively address potential issues in your application.

Here are some best practices for the Ambee Weather API

Here are some key tips for making the most of your Weather API while minimizing costs:

Review Weather API Documentation:
The foundation of efficient API usage begins with understanding the Weather API's documentation. Familiarize yourself with the available endpoints, parameters, and data formats. A well-documented API can save you time and resources.

Select the Right Plan:
Weather APIs often offer different pricing tiers. Choose a plan that aligns with your specific needs. For smaller projects, a free or low-cost plan may suffice, while larger-scale applications may benefit from a premium plan with more generous usage limits.

Cache Data:
Implement data caching to store frequently accessed weather data. This reduces the number of requests to the API, saving both time and money.

Batch Requests:
Instead of making individual requests for each location or data point, batch your requests when possible. This minimizes the overhead associated with multiple API calls.

Use Webhooks and Subscriptions:
Some Weather APIs offer webhooks and subscription options, which allow you to receive updates when specific weather conditions change, rather than polling the API continuously. This can reduce the number of unnecessary requests.

Rate Limiting:
Be mindful of rate limits set by the Weather API provider. Respect these limits to avoid additional charges or temporary suspension of your API access.

Error Handling:
Implement robust error handling in your application to handle API errors gracefully. This can prevent excessive retries and save resources.

Weather Intelligence For Every Business

Develop Products: Plug our weather API into your product and give your users a way to stay informed about current weather.

Enhance Marketing: Improve targeting, messaging, and ROI with data-driven weather insights.

Manage Operations: Use accurate weather forecasting API to plan ahead and minimize operational risks.

Integrate with Devices: Embed weather intelligence into smart devices to improve user experience.

Improve Travel Recommendation: Create travel itineraries and recommendations based on weather forecasts.

Evaluate Risks: Use hyperlocal weather API and forecasting for insurance and risk evaluation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How accurate are the weather data?

The accuracy of even the best weather APIs are determined by the quality of the ML models in use. Ambee's weather models are time-tested and have proven accuracy.

What is a weather API?

Weather APIs, also known as Application Programming Interfaces, serve as platforms that offer immediate access to real-time weather data and forecasts. By utilizing these APIs, developers gain the capability to construct applications and retrieve the most up-to-date weather information from numerous sources.

Several application of weather API?

Free weather APIs can be integrated almost anywhere to determine weather forecasts, help marketers execute weather-based campaigns, provide more information to climate scientists and even users to decide if they need an umbrella.

What are the components of weather data found in weather API?

Components you get in weather API are wind speed, wind driection, chances of rain, visibility and many more

What methods are used for weather forecasting?

Weather forecasting can be conducted both manually and through the help of AI & ML models. With weather APIs, the availabiltiy and accuracy of the obtained weather data is high.

Advantages of Ambee's weather API over others?

Ambee's weather API powers decisions for both Fortune 500 companies as well as households. It is hyperlocal, accurate, accessible and can be easily integrated due to its developer-friendly nature.

What is an alternative for Google's weather api?

You can use Ambee's weather API as an alternative to Google's weather API in your application or service. You will need to sign up for an API key and make use of Ambee's weather data from the user-friendly dashboard. There is also a tutorial available in the dashboard to take you through the process.

How can I use an API key in weather API calls?

Copy and paste the API key provided on the dashboard  into the suggested box to make weather API calls. The request is successfully read by the engine with the help of the API key.