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Data and products for weather radar observations

This page describes the data and products available for Environment and Climate Change Canada's weather radar network. The network is comprised of 32 sites concentrated in the most populated parts of Canada, and provides radar coverage to more than 95 per cent of Canadians. The network’s primary purpose is the early detection of developing thunderstorms and high impact weather, as well the tracking of precipitation.


How to access the data

Weather radar data is available from the MSC GeoMet API and web services as well as static GIF images on the MSC Datamart:

An overview and examples on how to access and use the Meteorological Service of Canada's open data is available. Example of a web map configured to display weather radar composite and extrapolation Web Map Service (WMS) layers served by MSC GeoMet:


The end-user licence for Environment and Climate Change Canada's data servers specifies the conditions of use for this data.

MSC Open Data Service Usage Policy

The MSC Open Data Service Usage Policy determines what constitutes an acceptable use of MSC Open Data services and provides users best practices for optimal use.


Technical documentation