Radar Imagery

This page contains a list of publicly available weather radar imagery worldwide.
Countries on this page are mostly organized by region according to how the United Nations defines geographic regions on the page here. (click the "Geographic Regions" tab on that page) This groups some countries that many consider to be in Europe into western Asia instead.

Tropical Globe's Database of Publicly Accessible Weather Radars

Our weather radar database map has been moved to its own page. You can click the image below to view it. Because the map uses a lot of memory, we decided to move the map to a new page.
Preview of our weather radar database map
Does the 3D option on our map not work in Chrome? You may need to adjust Chrome's settings. You can learn more here. When we set "Override software rendering list" to "Enabled", it worked for us.

Our radar database contains over 1,400 radar sites from over 120 countries and territories.

For the United States, by default we mostly only have NEXRAD and Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) sites displayed. You can also choose to view radar sites from U.S. television stations by selecting that option below the map. There are a lot of radar sites from TV stations in the United States. While we have added some of them, there are likely many that we have missed. If you know of some we missed, let us know. For other countries, we mostly only include radar sites from government agencies, though we would be interested in adding others as well, especially if there is less coverage for that area available.

The ranges on our map indicate the maximum range of publicly available data, either currently available or in the past. Because of obstacles, such as mountains, the range noted for many radars does not indicate the actual coverage of the radar. Additionally, while some radars have long ranges, due to the curvature of the Earth the radar will not be able to see lower levels at these extended ranges.

Green circles indicate radars for which radar data is publicly available. Red circles indicate radars that do not currently have data available to the public in real-time, but either have in the past (and the radar could still be operating), could eventually be available in real-time, or at times has had imagery occasionally released (such as through social media). Some radar sites have no range noted but may be included for other reasons. Recently, we have not been drawing ranges for radars that don't have current data. When we eventually add more options to the map we may add red circles again and give people the ability to hide them. Click a radar site for more information, including a link to imagery, if available. This page, and our map, will never have a complete listing of all radar sites. It is intended to be mostly about radar sites that currently have radar data available publicly. Due to the massive number of radar sites on our map, we don't routinely check all the radar sites. If you know of a radar site that is not on our map, or find a link that no longer works, please contact us.

The primary source for our database was the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Weather Radar Database. (about) Most of the radar sites on our map come from their database. A second primary source was RainViewer, an app displaying radar data around the world. While they also use the data in the WMO database, they also had many additional radars in their database. RainViewer has links to radar data here for many countries and has a map of those radar sites here. Some of the European radar data was also found using EUMETNET's OPERA Database. (Operational Programme for the Exchange of Weather Radar Information from the Network of European Meteorological Services) You can learn more about their database here. Some of the U.S. television stations were found using the advanced search at the Federal Communications Commission. (for the option "Match only the following radio service(s):" we selected "RS - Land Mobile Radiolocation") Many other sources were used as well.

Some of the radar locations in the sources we used were estimated. We verified the location of each radar in our database using satellite imagery. The coordinates we use are not official. We used coordinates we selected based on the location of the radar in either Google Earth or another similar source we used for satellite imagery, such as the Sentinel Hub EO Browser.

For links to most of the world's meteorological services, many of which are not listed on this page, view the list of National Services for WMO Members.

If you would like to view some of the supporting information for this project, released under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License, view the unminifed JavaScript file here for more information about some of the radar sites. If you want to use our interactive map on your own website, please download the map page (including all scripts and the CSS file) and upload it to your own site. You can download and use the script however you like for free, with or without attribution to us. (ArcGIS attributions on the map are required)

United States Radars

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    Example of NOAA's RIDGE II display.
    This is NOAA's RIDGE2 radar display. RIDGE stands for Radar Integrated Display with Geospatial Elements. In December 2020, they updated their radar display to version 2, which was designed to be mobile friendly. When we tested the new display in December 2020, we found that it loaded very slowly, making a lot of the functionality of the new display hard to use, including looping imagery. When we tested it in April 2021, it was working much better. The new display is much more complex to use than their previous display, though it does contain a significant amount of additional products, including more imagery types, as well as imagery from TDWR radar sites.

    Their site changes the link in the browser's address bar based on what you are viewing in the display. This creates long links that can't be deciphered. If you would like to view a link that allows you to choose which NEXRAD radar site you want to select, click here. If you would like a link to view the available TDWR sites, click here. (due to how the display works, this link is for a specific radar site, but it shows the available TDWR sites)

    To use the new display, you may find the videos on their FAQ page here to be helpful, especially the "Full Tour Tutorial" here. Additionally, a NWS Webinar on the new display can be found in the YouTube video here. Their radar FAQ page also has information about where to find WMS layers that you can use to add the radar imagery to your own site or application. It also shows you how you can download a KML file of radar imagery for a particular radar site that can be opened in a program like Google Earth.

    While their older radar display is no longer available, they do still have "lite" imagery that is available. You can access the imagery for each radar site in the folder here. To access imagery, you will need to know the radar site's four character identifier so that you know which imagery to download. You can find that out from using the new GIS display. They have a GIF loop containing the last 10 images from each radar site. The imagery indicates that it also includes the following severe weather warning "boxes" in the imagery: "Tornado", "Severe Thunderstorm", "Flash Flood" and "Special Marine". You can learn more about warnings in general here. In addition to the loop you can't control, you can also access the last ten individual images from a radar site in separate files. The time given is in UTC, not local time. In our testing in December 2020, the new "lite" imagery was often not updating in a timely manner. Additionally, sometimes it was blank. When we tested it in April 2021, it was working much better. We have a simple display that allows you to view this imagery here.

    For the latest status about which NWS radars are operating, you can click here.
  • Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor (MRMS) System from NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)
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    MRMS display on August 27th, 2020, when Hurricane Laura made landfall in Louisiana.
    This display has a variety of product types you can display on an interactive map. It has a lot of advanced features. You can learn about the MRMS project here and here (where you can find an experimental version of the display as well). For an in-depth look at some of the features in the display you can review the product guide here. It's very detailed in its explanations of various features in the display. For each product page you have tabs you can click. ("Overview", "Strengths & Limitations" and "Applications & Examples") The "Applications & Examples" tab contains example images that are helpful. Many of the products in this display are very advanced, mostly for meteorologists, but you can find some of the basic radar features at the top of the product list.

    You can also view older radar data in the display. When we tried it in September 2021, we could view data since October 2020. This display also includes most radars from Canada.

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    72 hour radar precipitation totals (using "Q3 Radar Only") during Hurricane Ida in 2021 near where the storm made landfall in Louisiana (period ending on August 31st, 2021 at 18Z; QPE scale of 24 inches; 60% opacity)
    This display also has the ability to view precipitation totals over a specific time period, from 15 minutes to 72 hours. You can select either the "Q3 Radar Only" (about) or "Q3 Multi-Sensor" (about) option. A really nice feature is the ability to choose the rain rate scale you want, from 3 inches to 90 inches. If you click on the checkbox next to "Product Readout", you can then hover over the map to see the radar estimate for that location.

    Velocity data can be found under the "Rotation" product type, which may also be called "Azimuthal Shear" in the display. You can read about it here in the product guide. It works differently than the velocity data you may be used to viewing for a single-radar site. You can also view an interactive MRMS Velocity-Based Products Course for information about how it works. There are other online courses on the MRMS display here. A PDF file here also has information about how the velocity product is created in the multi-radar display.
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    Example of College of DuPage's NEXRAD Composite Radar page
    This site is a little challenging to navigate, but has some great radar data, including the ability to view loops of up to 200 images for various regions as well as for individual radar sites. For individual radar sites, click here for Dual-Pol NEXRAD data. You can view the instructions below on how to navigate the site.

    The first link above contains composite radar imagery. To view localized imagery for specific regions, in the left column under "Select a Sector Category" click either "View Regional Sectors", "View Sub-Regional Sectors" or "View Localized Sectors", ordered from most zoomed out to most zoomed in.

    The second link above allows you to view Dual-Pol NEXRAD data for individual radar sites. The range on these images is 124 nautical miles. You will then need to select the radar site you want to view by clicking "Radar Site Map" in the top right corner and clicking the site you want on the map that appears. When viewing the radar site you want to look at, click "Product Menu" in the top left corner for additional radar options, including changing the angle of the radar and velocity data. You can also hover your mouse over the left side of the page to view that menu. Around the top left corner of the radar image you can hover your mouse to view the number of images you would like to animate, up to 200 frames. Doing the same over the right side of the image will give you a menu of options, including to choose how often the display automatically updates. You can also download a zip file, or animated GIF, of the radar images.
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    Example of Weather Underground's WunderMap page
    Weather Underground's WunderMap allows you to view radar data combined with weather stations, satellite data and a wide variety of other features. You can choose what you want on the map. You can zoom in as close as your house or as far away as you want. It also has radar data for Canada, Australia and for some of Europe.
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    Example of a NEXRAD radar layer in RealEarth™
    In addition to an incredible amount of satellite imagery available, they also have radar layers available in their interactive map. Some of those layers are included in the link above in the left column. The imagery can also be looped in their viewer. You can select the time steps in your loop, such as an image every hour or every 6 hours, as well as set how many images you want to view in the loop. You can also control the speed of the loop. While the amount of archived data available varies, you can often go back several days for some of the radar options. You can also view the data in Google Earth. When you click the "Share" button you can save a link with the options you have selected as well as find a link in the window that pops up about saving a KML file in Google Earth.

    After you view a certain amount of imagery per day in the RealEarth™ display, a watermark will appear on the imagery. You can double the amount of imagery you can view per day if you register on their site for free. Beyond that, you will need to pay if you want to remove the watermark. You can learn more here.
  • Tropical Cyclone Radar Loops from Brian McNoldy at the University of Miami
    Site Thumbnail For some tropical cyclones, including from around the world, his site has real-time radar loops if a storm is near a radar site. The loops are also archived. There is radar data for over 150 storms.
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    Example of U.S. Regional Radar Composite Maps page
    The link above is for their regional radar composite maps of regions in the United States. For that imagery, you can select a 3, 6 or 12 hour loop. You can view a loop you can control or a GIF image. All of the products below allow you to view either an interactive loop or create a GIF image.

    Their site has a lot of various radar products:
    • This page features most of the same views as the regional radar composite page, only it adds satellite data. You can select a 6hr, 12hr or 24hr loop.
    • This page allows you to select an individual radar site on a map. That will take you to a page that will allow you to select from a large number of products, including long range and velocity data, for that individual radar site. You can select a single image or view a two hour loop. The "2-Hour HAniS Loop" option will allow you to view a loop with a time slider. Rather than click a radar site on the map you can also use the bottom of the page to view archived data from about the past fifteen days.
    • Like the previous NEXRAD option, you can click a map to view a TDWR radar site or view an archive of data from about the past 15 days. You can choose from a number of products and view a two hour loop.
    • This page links to some of the previous pages, but also links to other pages in which you can view archived data since 2017. You can create a loop for each for 4, 12 or 24 hours. You can also choose whether you would like to show counties on the imagery. For the pure radar options, you can choose from such things as "Base Reflectivity", "1-Hour Precip" and "Storm Total Precip". For the radar/satellite composite, you can choose form "IR" (infrared), "VIS" (visible) or "WV" (water vapor) and the satellite you want data from. (GOES-East or GOES-West)
  • Weather.com - Interactive Map
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    Example of Weather.com's Interactive Radar Map
    Weather.com is owned by The Weather Company, which also owns the Weather Underground. This site has an interactive map with layers such as clouds, temperatures and winds. It also has data for the areas that the Wundermap radar has data available for.
  • South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) radar loops for the state of Florida
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    Example of "Florida Radar Loop" on September 14th, 2020 when Hurricane Sally was in the Gulf of Mexico
    This site has long radar loops specifically for Florida. In the menu above the image on the front page, hover your mouse over "Current Weather Conditions". The "Florida Radar and Satellite Loop" page has a radar loop that combines radar and satellite imagery for the entire state. Regional loops are available for "West Central Florida", "East Central Florida", "South Florida" and the "Florida Keys". When there are advisories for a storm, the National Hurricane Center's track will be displayed in the imagery.
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    Example of Weather Underground's "Weather Radar Maps" page
    The Weather Underground's site had historically been one of the best sites available to view radar data, with storm tracks, the ability to zoom in and a variety of other features. Their site has since declined significantly in quality. As of July 2022, their NEXRAD radar display for individual radar sites has continued to be unavailable for most of the year. In case this section of their site is ever corrected, we include it here. Even when it had been working up to that point, various aspects of it were no longer working properly.

    Weather Underground is owned by The Weather Company, a unit of IBM, which also owns Weather.com. In June 2020 layoffs took place at Weather.com and Weather Underground, though issues with the Weather Underground site started years before that.

Other North American Radars

  • Aruba (Netherlands)
    As of updating this page for this country in April 2021, they link to a radar site in Venezuela that last had imagery in 2017. Radar is also available from Curaçao (Netherlands).
  • Our site has a temporary mirror of this imagery here. Our display contains a longer loop than what the Bahamas radar display has. Our site automatically downloads their imagery on a regular basis and our display loads it from our site. If for some reason that display doesn't work, we have the same display here, but this one loads the imagery directly from their website instead. (So we don't use too much of their bandwidth, the length of the loop is less in that display.)

    A composite loop of radars is available, with radars having a range of 250km.

    When we checked their radar imagery in February 2022, we found data for three radar sites in their composite here. There are two other radars that seem to have also been built, for a total of five radars, but we don't know when data will be available for those two sites. (see our map for more information)
  • 150km, 250km and 400km range loops are available.

    Barbados also has an excellent Caribbean Radar Composites page. Be sure to check the imagery there if the Barbados radar has any issues:
  • 50km, 250km and 400km range loops.
  • Bermuda (U.K.)
    100km, 250km and 500km range loops are available.
  • 256km range loops are available. Canada's main radar display is on a dynamic map. We link to that above. You can also view imagery in their older radar display here. That section of their site is where individual imagery is available and where historical imagery for each radar site is.

    Canada is modernizing their radar network through 2023. Most of their radars have already been replaced. During this period some radars will go offline while they are replaced with newer radars. You can see the replacement schedule on that page. You can see what radars are currently unavailable, as well as the estimated time they will be back in service, on their radar outages and maintenance page. A list of coordinates for their radars is regularly updated on their site here. (linked from this page)
  • 50km, 250km and 400km range loops are available.
  • A loop is available. Sometimes the imagery on the site has had a range of 80km and at times 120km.
  • Approximately 450km range loops are available.
  • Curaçao (Netherlands)
    150km and 450km range loops are available.

    Curaçao also has an excellent Caribbean Radar Composite page.

    When available, you can also find the radar data from Curaçao on Colombia's site here.
  • Dominican Republic (radar not yet available again publicly as of updating this page for this country)
    As of June 23rd, 2018, a 300km range loop has sometimes appeared on their meteorological service's Twitter feed. (link to tweet where it first appeared) The director of their meteorological service began posting images on her Twitter feed on June 20th, 2018. In a reply to that first tweet containing imagery, she said that "When the trial period ends, the next step will be to make it available to the general public." (translated by Google) In a June 11th, 2018 tweet she said "Technicians of @Onamet receiving training in the handling of the new software and hardware of the Punta Cana weather radar." (translated) In the tweet she posted pictures of the technicians receiving training.
  • Various 120km range loops are available from their meteorological service.
  • Guadeloupe (France)
    A closeup image centered on Guadeloupe is also available on this page.
  • 240km range loop is available. 120km range loops are available for other products.
  • The radar was unavailable when we tested this radar site in September 2021 and February 2022. When available, a 465km range image is available. This radar data is available on a new page. A loop was previously available, but we couldn't determine if one is still available when data is available. Data includes rain intensity (Intensidad de Lluvia). The 147km range imagery here has radial velocity (Velocidad Radial) imagery.
  • Honduras
    250km and 500km range loops had been available here. The page no longer exists. You can view their main site here which now links to Nicaragua's radar on their front page. Their product page here links to radar data in the HTML of the page but the links don't appear because the images they show with the links don't appear. The images they try to show, and the images they try to link to, do not exist. Additionally, the links they link to had a security warning with a security program we use to check links. You can also visit the main page of the site the radar had been on by clicking here. An image loop from 2018 is available here for an example of what imagery had been available.
  • Jamaica
    240km and 480km range loops are available at times. Make sure the time is current if imagery is available as this site often has imagery that is outdated or unavailable. The link to the page also changes at times. A new radar may eventually be available. (About)
  • Martinique (France)
    400km range loops are available from Martinique and Guadeloupe.
    • Radar view of most of the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea.
    • Lesser Antilles as well as other radar sites, when available, including the Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and French Guiana.
  • Radar sites in Mexico are often unavailable. When available, 300km range loops are available for most locations, with some locations with a lower range, such as 240km. The availability of some of their radar sites sometimes changes. Some of the sites below may be available even when they are sometimes not included on Mexico's main radar page.

    Another radar in Mexico City, a short range 60km radar, is available here from Sistema de Aguas de la Ciudad de México. (SACMEX)

    For the state of Guanajuato, in the interior of Mexico, a composite radar loop is available here from the Secretaría de Seguridad Pública del Estado de Guanajuato, Protección Civil (Secretary of Public Security of the State of Guanajuato, Civil Protection) of their two radars. The city of Guanajuato is about 280km northwest of Mexico City.

    For the states of Guanajuato and Querétaro, in the interior of Mexico, a 240km range loop is available here from the Comisión Estatal de Aguas (CEA) de Querétaro. (State Water Commission of Querétaro)
  • An 450km range loop is available. You can view their meteorological service here.
  • Panama
    There is data for Panama from two different sites.
  • Puerto Rico (U.S.)
    Weather Underground: Long and Short Ranges (switch range in dropdown on page)
    NOAA: Interactive Display | Single Image Short Range Loop (might not be as up-to-date)

    48nm and 225nm range loops are also available for the Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) site in San Juan:

    48nm Range (0.20° Elevation) (225nm range, 0.60° elevation, in dropdown on page)
  • When we checked this radar site in February 2022, the radar wasn't working. You could view an image on the page here that said "Radar is currently down for repair & maintenance. Apologies for any inconvenience." The main link for the radar gives an "Access denied" message. When working, 150km, 250km and 400km range loops are available. The first two ranges have other radar products available too.

South American Radars

European Radars

  • A composite loop of their radars is available that covers the entire country. The range for each radar site seems to be 224km.
  • 200km range loops are available.
  • A composite loop of radars is available, with radars having ranges from 240km to 300km.
  • Most, if not all, of their radars with publicly available imagery have a range of 300km. Each radar at their Hail Suppression Agency has an interactive map that you can loop. They also have a single 150km range image available for each radar site in the folder here. That imagery is also shown on the page linked above in a slideshow. There is also a single image composite of their radar imagery.

    You can view their meteorological service here, and their weather site here, though those sites don't appear to have radar data as of updating radar data for this country.
  • 240km range loops are available.
  • Czechia (Czech Republic)
    A composite loop of their radars is available that covers the entire country. An interactive map is available here. These image links come from the page here. The range for each radar site seems to be 260km.
  • Composite loop of 240km range radars is available. The front page of their site has a map where you can add the radar layer. Click "Radar og lyn" (radar and lightning) to view the radar composite.
  • 250km range loops are available.

    Composite images of Nordic countries: Norway | Sweden | Finland
  • 250km range loops are available.

    Composite images of Nordic countries: Norway | Sweden | Finland
  • Their radar imagery is on a dynamic map that you can loop. Based on EUMETNET's OPERA Database, each of their radar sites seem to have a range of 256km.
  • 180km range loops are available.
  • A composite loop of their radars is available.

    In addition, NSA Souda Bay (Naval Support Activity, Souda Bay) is a navy base located on the island of Crete which has a radar. A 240km range loop is available here. 120km range loops are available for other products.
  • Composite loop of 240km range radars is available.
  • Composite loop of two 240km range radars is available.
  • 240km range loops are available. Radar data can also be viewed at the United Kingdom's Met Office.
  • Most of Italy's radars, around twenty, are on the Civil Protection Department (Dipartimento della Protezione Civile, DPC) website linked above. Some are on their own websites too. Some have their own website and are not on the composite linked above.

    Radars that are on a different website and also on the DPC map:
    • Autonomous Provinces of Bolzano (South Tyrol) and Trento (Trentino)
      Bolzano / Monte Macaion (120km loop). You can view a loop here from the province of Bolzano. You can view a loop here from the province of Trento. (Click "Radar" tab.) Another part of the province of Trento's site has it here. You can get data in Google Earth for this radar site here.
    • Civil Protection Department (Dipartimento della Protezione Civile, DPC)
    • Regione Abruzzo
      Monte Midia (120km loop)
    • Composite loop from Bologna / San Pietro Capofiume (125km) and Parma / Gattatico (125km) radars
    • Regione Piemonte and Regione Liguria
      Savona / Monte Settepani (170km loop). You can view closeup radar imagery of the Ligurian region here by selecting options under "Regione Liguria". That is linked from Liguria's site and comes from here as well.
    • Regione Piemonte
    • Bono / Monte Rasu (200km loop)
    • Regione Veneto
      Concordia Sagittaria (250km loop) and Teolo / Monte Grande (250km loop). A shorter range loop is also available for each. An interactive radar composite of their radar sites can be found here. (which also includes Valeggio sul Mincio)
    Radars that are not on the DPC map:
  • 250km range loop is available. Click the image on the page to view a loop.
  • 250km range loops are available.
  • 100km range loop is available.
  • Imagery doesn't appear to be publicly available. Their old site's front page had a link that translated as "Joint radar map ANM and SHS". Those are the abbreviations of Moldova's and Romania's meteorological services and the link was to Romania's radar display here. I couldn't find evidence that Chișinău International Airport's radar, built in 2013, might be integrated into Romania's display.
  • The full radar range of the radars is 320km, though a lesser range composite loop is available.
  • Their two radars, with loops available, are on their meteorological service's front page. One has a range of 150km and the other 200km, though their imagery doesn't show the entire range of either radar in some directions.
  • 240km range loops are available. Their site no longer has a main radar page. You have to link to a particular location and view the radar map centered at that location. We link to the map for Oslo.

    Composite images of Nordic countries: Norway | Sweden | Finland
  • 250km range loops are available. You can view their dynamic radar mosaic here, on a Google Map.
  • 300km range loops are available. You can view their dynamic radar mosaic here, on a dynamic map. They also have a radar site for Madeira on the island of Porto Santo.
  • Their radar imagery is on a dynamic map that you can loop. Each of their radar sites seem to have a range of 230km.
  • A composite loop of their radars is available. Their main radars have a range of 250km. When available, they also have a short range Belgrade radar here that is about 70km.
  • 240km range loops are available. Their interactive map, which is linked above, contains a composite of their radars. To view single radar site imagery, click here to view their other display.
  • A composite loop of their radars is available that covers the entire country. An interactive map is available here.
  • 240km range loops are available.
  • 240km range loops are available.

    Composite images of Nordic countries: Norway | Sweden | Finland
  • A composite loop of their radars is available that covers the entire country. The range for each radar site is 246km.
  • Ukraine's site has a loop for their one radar site, Kyiv (Boryspil). The range is up to 250km. (the imagery is rectangular and extends out to about 250km in corners)

    Belarus' site has radar data for another radar site, Zaporizhzhia. A 200km loop is available here, though it may extend beyond that range in the corners.
  • 255km range loops are available.

African Radars

  • Canary Islands (Spain)
    240km range loop is available. Radar can be viewed at Spain's meteorological service.
  • Madeira (Portugal)
    300km range loop is available. Radar can be viewed at Portugal's meteorological service. On that page, for "Selecione RADAR", select "Porto Santo". For "Selecione produto", select "Maximos Reflectividade (dBZ)".
  • 40km range and 450km range loops are available from their meteorological service.
  • Réunion (France)
    Réunion's available radar data includes the approximate area within the rectangle defined on the map.
  • A radar image is not available in real time as of updating this page for this country, but it has been posted to their Twitter feed occasionally. (example) The range on the image, when posted on Twitter, is around 200 to 250km depending on what direction you are looking at.
  • Radar data from South Africa does not appear to be available freely to the general public in a way like other countries provide data. A radar storm tracker page exists, but it only draws, in red, the shape of where a current storm is. In orange is what appears to be where the storm is forecast to be in 30 minutes. In yellow is what appears to be where the storm is forecast to be in 60 minutes. (This seems to be explained on this page when talking about the weather API they have through their partner AfriGIS) They also have a satellite page here that has an image that has some data colored like rain, but it might just be colorized based on satellite IR data.

    It appears that you need to be a "Valid Aviation User" in order to register for the site to view more detailed imagery. You can read more about that on their subscription page here. It says that "until a pay-portal is implemented access to the site will be limited to aviation users meeting the requirements above." In the charts on that page it says that radar imagery, either national or provincial, will not be free when the pay-portal is implemented. For now someone can access that data only if they are a "Valid Aviation User" which is defined as "Operating in or from South African Airspace" and seems to apply to people, such as pilots, and businesses related to aviation. Our map does not display the ranges of the radar sites from their meteorological service since the data is not the same as what is freely available from other countries. Their radar sites seem to each have "a range of about 200 km" based on the radar section of the weather API they have through their partner AfriGIS. In 2010 and earlier they did provide radar data similar to other countries. At that time, some radar sites had imagery that had a range of 300km.

    Radars from Botswana (Bokaa) and Mozambique (Beira and Xai-Xai) were last available on South Africa's site in 2007. Those countries do not appear to have the radar data on their own sites as of updating this page for this country. You can click the country name to view their meteorological service.

    Sometimes 200km range radar imagery is available from North-West University (NWU) on the Lekwena Wildlife Estate. It is often not available. Make sure to check the date if the imagery loads. "The NWU Lekwena radar is a test bed for students to learn and develop creative solutions related to weather forecasting and now-casting. This means that the Radar can be switched off for maintenance or it could be broken on purpose in the name of learning. The radar should not be used as a tool to make any severe weather alerts as the South-African Weather Service is the only credible institution to do this. The radar should only be viewed as a tool for the development of young scientists and something interesting to look at."

Asian Radars

  • 120km and 300km range loops are available.
  • Bangladesh
    • Loops of various range, when available, for Cox's Bazar, Dhaka, Khepupara, Moulvibazar and Rangpur.
    • Directorate of Meteorology of the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF)
      Various range single image radar data for Chattogram and Jashore. Imagery is available in the left column of their site.
  • To view the imagery, when available, go to the bottom of the page where you will find a tab for "Radar Images". You can also view the imagery here. The range is about 190km when available. There is an option to animate the image, but we haven't been able to try it when the radar is working.
  • 80km, 240km and 450km range loops are available.
  • In addition to a national radar composite, as well as regional composites, single radar site loops are also available for the few hundred radars in their network. The ranges of their radars vary, from 125km to 460km.
  • When available, imagery might be available for the 250km and 350km ranges depending on the product you are viewing. Make sure to check the date of the imagery. You can visit Cyprus' meteorological website here.
  • Georgia
    While Georgia has multiple radars, I couldn't find current data from them online. Additional information on the radar sites for this country is on the map.
  • Hong Kong (China)
    64km, 128km and 256km range loops are available.
  • India (Images | Loops)
    India has over two dozen radars. 250km range loops are available for many radars, with a shorter range loop also usually available. Most radars have a range of 500km that you can view imagery for in the image section, which is separate from the "animations" section where you can view loops. The image section contains additional imagery for the radars.
  • Indonesia continues to expand its radar network, with over 40 radar sites and counting. Most of the single image radar imagery available has a range between 200 and 250km.
  • 250km range loops are available.
  • When available, a 280km loop is available for Tel Aviv from the Israel Meteorological Service, which is linked above. (click "Radar" link on the page) When available, a 165km range loop is available here from Dalton from the company EMS Mekorot Projects.
  • Japan has their radar data on a dynamic map. The range of imagery we show on our map reflects the estimated range of imagery on their site.
  • Jordan
    Their radar doesn't appear to be publicly available in real-time yet. They do post radar imagery to their Facebook page occasionally. An example is here. In 2018, some people asked about getting the link and their response was, translated using Google Translate: "The radar belongs to the Meteorological Department and is now under test. The link to it cannot currently be published." There is a page here that translates as being titled "Air Radar". It has said it is "Under Construction" since 2016. It's uncertain if that is the page it might be added to. This newer radar was built in 2017. The English language version of their website is here, though as of checking their site they don't have that "Air Radar" page in that version of their site.
  • 125km loop is available.
  • 200km range imagery is available.
  • Macau (China)
    230km loop is available.
  • There are two radar composites available, each consisting of multiple radars. One composite is on the peninsula and one in the eastern part of Malaysia. The range from each radar site is 300km. Loops are not available.
  • Maldives
    Radar imagery doesn't appear to be available in real time. You can view their meteorological service here. On occasion, they post radar imagery through social media, on Facebook and Twitter. They have an app that references radar imagery in it but it has a message that says "Radar images not available".
  • The 180km range radar loop for Mongolia's capital, Ulaanbaatar, is on their front page. Near the bottom of the page, where you see a map, you must click the "РАДАР" ("radar") tab.
  • Myanmar (Burma)
    450km range loops are available.
  • Nepal
    As of updating this country, their radar data doesn't seem to be publicly available. Their radar network is new, with the three radars seemingly built in 2019 or 2020. You can click here for their Department of Hydrology and Meteorology and here for their Meteorological Forecasting Division.
  • When we checked the radar on the front page for this country in September 2020 and February 2022, imagery wasn't currently available. The composite image on their site wasn't appearing.
  • As of checking the radar sites for this country in September 2020, only Islamabad, which has a 450km range loop available, had imagery that was automatically updated. (A new radar in Karachi will eventually as well, but its activation appears to have been delayed by the coronavirus) Some of Pakistan's radar sites have imagery that is manually updated. You can check our map for more information on the radar sites for this country. Other radar sites have ranges from 120km to 300km. Additional new radars are planned.
  • You can view their main site here. As of updating this page, the front page of their site also had radar data. From there they also linked to the more advanced display linked above, which contains loops for each individual radar site on a dynamic map. You can select "Doppler Radar" in the right column to select which data you want to view. The ranges of their radars seem to vary.
  • When available, they have a 250km loop. When we tested the site they have for weather data in January and February 2022, their site was not responding. Their main site, which loads the site that wasn't responding, is here.
  • A composite radar loop of western Russia is available. Their radars seem to have a range of 250km.
  • Saudi Arabia (Site 1, Site 2)
    In January and February 2022, when we tested sites from Saudi Arabia, their websites would not load radar imagery.

    250km range loops are available. Saudi Arabia's radar data is available on two sites. The data is the same on both sites. You will need to translate the page in your browser to view the names of the radar sites. Each of the links above link to 250km range imagery from their "IRIS" software display. On site 1, you can use the controls at the bottom of the page to select up to a 40 image loop. You can also control the speed of the loop. On site 2, in order to view the imagery you need to solve a reCAPTCHA from Google. Translating the page doesn't translate the instructions to that. If you can't understand what it wants, and can't easily copy the text and translate it, you can instead choose the headphones icon to hear a phrase that you can then type. The loops on that site are shorter than the loops on the first site.

    Each of the sites above also have imagery from their "TITAN" software display. The imagery from this software has a range of about 180km to the north, south, east and west, and then a range of up to 250km in each corner of the image. You can access that imagery from the first site here and from the second site here (with reCAPTCHA).
  • A 50km, 240km and 480km range loops are available.
  • Around a dozen radar sites are available. Individual imagery mostly has a range of 240km while the radar data in the composite imagery has a range of 480km. You can view a composite image of radar imagery in South Korea here. Another site, linked from that one, also has composite and single site radar imagery here, but the second site doesn't work well. To access single site imagery on that second site you can view the English language version here. You can view more information about their radar network here.
  • A composite loop that contains 460km range imagery from some of their radars is available. If you click the "Rain Radar" tab, they have several radar sites that have single radar site image loops with ranges of about 150km.
  • Thailand
    Thailand's radars are on a variety of websites. Some radar sites appear on multiple websites.
  • Most of their radars have a range of 370km. A loop is available for each. A composite loop of all of their radars is also available.
  • Their radar imagery is available in a composite which you can loop. The range of their radars appears to be 240km.
  • The range of their radar imagery is between 200 and 300km for the imagery they have for individual radar sites. On their composite image, linked above, the range for a few radars is shown as being around 450km.

Oceanic Radars

  • 256km range loops are available.

    Australia is adding radars and upgrading older radars. You can learn more here about the new radars and here about project details, which also includes brief information on upgrades.

    A dynamic map here is also available, though when we tried it you could not view a loop. (If you use an ad blocker, you may need to turn it off for map layers to show)
  • 300km range loops are available.
  • Guam
  • 300km range loop is available.
  • New Caledonia (France)
    New Caledonia's available radar data includes the approximate area within the polygon defined on the map.
  • 300km range loops are available.
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