Lightning

The Tomorrow.io REST Weather API provides the following information:

Field

Values (Metric, Imperial)

Availability

lightningFlashRateDensity

The “Lightning Flash Rate Density” product is the total cloud-cloud and cloud-ground instantaneous lightning flashes per unit time per unit area.

Important Note:
This product does not explicitly depict discrete lightning strikes, but is based on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) parameters and serves as a proxy for where lightning is forecasted to occur by showing flashes per unit time per unit area.

Flashes per square km (km^-2 5-min^-1).

Flashes per square mi (fl mi^2 5-min^-1)

F: [0 hours, +90 hours]
I: T, I, M, R
A: WW
S: ∧ ∨ ~ ⧖

Lightning Flash Rate Density HeatmapLightning Flash Rate Density Heatmap

Lightning Flash Rate Density LegendLightning Flash Rate Density Legend