WFS Time Series Data
Open Data WFS service of the Finnish Meteorological Institute uses stored queries that provide surface weather observations and point forecasts.
Data is available in two formats: multipointcoverage and timevaluepair.
Multipointcoverage is more compact format. But, timevaluepair is fully INSPIRE compatible. Surface weather observations can be queried spatially (bbox) or by using the nearest station location name. Point forecasts can be queried by using the nearest station location name.
Stored query parameters
Parameter list for a stored query is part of the stored query description that can be requested with
- or you may also check the descriptions from FMI WFS Services page.
Narrow down the query by using stored query identifier parameter:
For example, get description of the stored query mentioned above by using storedquery_id in the request:
After you have decided which storedquery_id to use, you can request the observation or forecast data from the service. For example, you may want to request forecast data for Helsinki. You examine available stored queries and end up to use fmi::forecast::hirlam::surface::point::multipointcoverage stored query which supports the place parameter. You give the value and get data for Helsinki with default values for other parameters: