This product is deprecated and will soon be unavailable. Please check documentation for further info.


Radarlightning - Lightning radar images from various locations


Returns image or animation for a specified radarsite. The image/animation can originate from one specific radar or a composite of two or more radars. Either latest available image or image at a requested time. Only one animation pr. radarsite (most recent) is available. Note that a specific radarsite may sometimes become unavailable. This is usually due to technical problems at the radarsite, caused by lightning/difficult weather conditions.


A list of available data may be retrieved using the 'available' resource. The radarsite parameter can be specified to reduce the size of the list.


radarsite (mandatory)

Area covered by the image/animation (composite) or name of the radar location( single radar ). All combinations are not available.

Values: finnmark, troms_finnmark, nordland_troms, central_norway, western_norway, southwest_norway, southeast_norway, norway, berlevaag, hasvik, hurum, stad, andoya, bomlo, hagebostad, rissa, rost

type (mandatory)

Type of radar information.

Values: lightning

Note: Other types have been removed, but more may be added later.

content (optional)

Type of data to be returned: Animation of the 8 most recent images (time parameter not supported for this type), or one specific image.

Values: image (default),animation.

time (optional)

The time the radarimage was captured. If omitted, the latest available image will be returned. This parameter can not be specified if value of parameter 'type' is set to 'animation'.

Value format: yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ssZ.

Example requests:


2019-07-12: Radar animations discontinued, product deprecated

As we have stopped production of most GIF animations, all requests for content=animation will now get the "norway" image instead.

Also, since the content delivered by radarlightning now is a subset of radar/1.5, we have decided to deprecate this product on Dec 1st, 2019. Please update your links to use radar/1.5 instead.

2017-05-12: New radars added

The following new radars have been added: andoya, bomlo, hagebostad, rissa, rost.

2013-11-12: only lightning is served

Images containing phase++ is moved to Version 1.0 is available until 2014-02-11.

2013-06-08: new product

Offers special radar products not commonly available