Does anybody knows what weather service does Niantic use?

news
generation3
speculation

#1

I have no idea, so let me know if you know what weather service does Niantic use for weather effect.


#2

Most likely Openweathermap, since they already use OpenStreetMap


#3

I though it was google or accuweather


#4

I don’t know but whatever it is, it is terrible. I was outside in my neighborhood playing when the feature first launched, and it was sunny for real but raining in-game. I’ll take it, I can only seem to get out in sunny weather.


#5

I got worse luck. It was snowing but classed as sunny - I wanted those ice types…


#6

I belive they use multiple sites, and this is definitely one of those:
https://www.meteoalarm.eu/?lang=en_UK
I’m pretty sure this one is used for checking the severity of the weather.
Don’t know any other though.


#7

PogoHub did an article on this.

TLDR version:

The game relies on multiple weather alarm services around the world. Those weather services publish weather alarms that use a Level 1 through 4 scale to describe alarm severity:

Hazardous weather (warning, bonuses still active) is triggered by a Level 2 alarm

Extreme weather is triggered if any of your regional weather services issues an Level 3 or 4 alarm


#8

In Australia they are using accuweather.

The day weather appeared in app for the first time, I checked accuweather’s hourly forecast which stated storms for 11am, come 11am, weather changed to rain in game. Ever since, in game weather has perfectly reflected what was shown in accuweather.


#9

You know what? It’s cloudy here and game thinks it’s absolutely dangerous weather…

UPDATE: It was just bit windy but still:


#10