Today (Friday 10th Feb 2017) we’ve flicked the switch for the Environment Agency on a new real-time Rainfall data API service, and a simple demo application to show the API in use.
The Environment Agency is now publishing readings from rainfall gauges around England, alongside their existing linked-data API for real-time river levels and flood monitoring.
This new service can be found here: https://environment.data.gov.uk/flood-monitoring/doc/rainfall
The service will include current and recent historical data from these gauges and is available free-of-charge under the Open Government License, via the API.
For more info on the service see the Environment Agency data team’s post on the Defra digital blog
This is one of many new services that we have been helping public sector organisations ready over the last few months and we hope to be highlighting more of these soon. For examples of our work take a look at our Live Projects page or our other news items and articles.