Lightning tracker - WWLLN replacement - Lightning API from api.weather.mg

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Now that WWLLN isn’t working, I found Lightning API: https://api.weather.mg/api-detail-pages/lightning-parameter.html

It appears to need a key which can be obtained from a request form – instructions are in the Github, but I can’t post a link to the request form since I’m a new user and can only have 2 links in my post.

Github: https://github.com/MeteoGroup/weather-api/blob/536c032636387fe207e4f9e3a93dad4baa5d1d42/LIGHTNING-API-BLUEPRINT.apib

That repo has been archived. Unfortunately, their website states that even though the API does exist, access to it isn’t free:

To be able to access APIs, customers need the following credentials:

For all Weather APIs other than the Nautical API:

  • Client ID.
  • Client secret.

The API credentials are provided by DTN Customer Service once a trial/contract has been agreed. Once the API credentials are created, the trial customer receives a welcome message including the relevant credentials.