Forecasts API Parameters

 

Request parameters |  Response parameters

 

 

Forecasts API Query String Parameters

Parameter Description Default value
api Hostname to be used only in production: api.accuweather.com N/A Required
apidev Hostname to be used only in development: apidev.accuweather.com N/A Required
apikey Unique code used to access the API N/A Required
version Version of the API v1 Required
locationkey Unique ID used to search for a specific location N/A Required
q Text to match  N/A Required
format Format of the response JSON Optional
language String indicating the language in which to return the resource en-us Optional
details Boolean value (true or false) that specifies whether or not to include a truncated version of the forecasts object or the full object (details = true) False Optional
metric Boolean value (true or false) that specifies to return the data in either metric (=true) or imperial units  False Optional

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Daily Forecasts API Response Parameters

Parameter Description
Headline
DailyForecasts

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Hourly Forecasts API Response Parameters

Parameter Description
DateTime Datetime of the forecast displayed in ISO8601 format: yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ss±hh:mm
EpochDateTime Datetime of the forecast displayed as the number of seconds that have elapsed since January 1, 1970 (midnight UTC/GMT)
WeatherIcon Numeric value representing an image that displays the IconPhrase
IconPhrase Phrase description of the forecast.  Displayed in specified language
IsDaylight Boolean value (true or false) that specifies whether or not it is daylight
Temperature Temperature
RealFeelTemperature™ Patented AccuWeather RealFeel™ Temperature
WetBulbTemperature The temperature to which air may be cooled by evaporating water into it at constant pressure until it reaches saturation.
DewPoint Dewpoint temperature
Wind Wind
WindGust Wind gust 
RelativeHumidity Relative humidity 
Visibility Visibility
Ceiling Cloud ceiling 
UVIndex Measure of the strength of the ultraviolet radiation from the sun
UVIndexText Text associated with the UVIndex
PrecipitationProbability Percent representing the probability of precipitation
RainProbability Percent representing the probability of rain
SnowProbability Percent representing the probability of snow
IceProbability Percent representing the probability of ice
TotalLiquid Total liquid
Rain Rain
Snow Snow
Ice Ice
CloudCover Cloud cover 
MobileLink Link to hourly forecasts on AccuWeather's mobile site for the requested location
Link Link to hourly forecasts on AccuWeather's free site for the requested location

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MinuteCast API Response Parameters

Parameter Description
Summary Phrase summary for the entire forecast period
Summaries Summary information for each interval in the forecast.
Link Link to minute forecasts on AccuWeather's free site for the requested location
Mobile Link Link to minute forecasts on AccuWeather's mobile site for the requested location

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MinuteCast Premium Forecasts API Response Parameters

Parameter Description
Summary Phrase summaries for the entire forecast period
Summaries Summary information for each interval in the forecast.
Intervals Data for each interval in the forecast
Link Link to minute forecasts on AccuWeather's free site for the requested location
Mobile Link Link to minute forecasts on AccuWeather's mobile site for the requested location

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