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04-11-2022: DNSSEC will be implemented on the 7th of November on dataplatform.knmi.nl

On Monday the 7th of November we will turn on DNSSEC for dataplatform.knmi.nl. This is not expected to lead to downtime. Be aware that this might lead to connection problems if your client has issues with DNSSEC, but this also not expected.

31-10-2022: Actuele10mindataKNMIstations version 1 No longer available

As of this week the Actuele10mindataKNMIstations version 1 is no longer available at the KNMI dataplatform. This has previously been mentioned in our newsletter.

05-09-2022: Expected downtime of the dataset configuration api on thursday the 8th of September

We will be performing a database upgrade on the 8th of September during lunch. This will cause downtime and you will not be able to download datasets from approximately 12:30 AM until 01:00 PM.

22-08-2022: Actuele10mindataKNMIstations version 2 available for 60 days

The dataset Actuele10mindataKNMIstations version 2 used to have an archive of 72 hours. To overcome a gap between the monthly available archive and this dataset, we have upgraded the datasets archive to 60 days. As of today the Actuele10mindataKNMIstations will slowly increase its archive until 60 days are available. The archived datasets are preferred above this archive and can be found here: https://dataplatform.knmi.nl/dataset/?_tags_limit=0&tags=Archive.

04-07-2022: New anonymous API Key

A new anonymous key has been introduced. It will be valid till 1 July 2023. The valid period of the previous key has been extended till 1 September 2022. For details, see here. If you don’t want to change your scripts yearly, we advise you to look into a registered key. You can use this API key with your own “rate limit” and “quota”, and it does not expire. This means that you don’t have to share the key with others, and your application will not be dependent on the lifecycle of the anonymous API key.

01-02-2022: Remove of ‘old’ Anonymous API Key

Our old anonymous API key has expired, but was not yet properly removed. On 1st of March, the key 5e554e19274a9600012a3eb1b626f95624124cf89e9b5d74c3304520 will be removed. Have you not yet updated your anonymous key, please do. Here you can find the new anonymous API key. The anonymous API key has a lifecycle of a year, and this new key is available till June 2022. If you don’t want to change your scripts yearly, we advise to look into a registered key. This API key you can use within your own “rate limit” and “quota”, and does not expire. This means that you don’t have to share these parameters with others, and your application will not be dependent on the lifecycle of the anonymous API key.

11-05-2021: New version of the catalog

The last few months we have been working on the release of a new catalog. The new catalog will introduce a lot of new features which will make it easier to find the right dataset. It allows you to search through the dataset with a search bar and filters. Also the details page of the dataset contains more information about the dataset and a link to the API url of the specific dataset. In the future we will be able to extend the catalog with new features. Any feedback on the catalog is of course welcome. The new catalog has replaced the old one, so the URL is still the same: https://dataplatform.knmi.nl/

16-12-2020: Migration to new Tyk region

Tomorrow, on December 17th 2020, we will migrate Tyk, the API Management Platform used by KNMI, to a new region. The migration to this new region will take place between 11:00 and 15:00 CEST. During the migration, the following functionality will be temporarily unavailable in the Developer Portal:

  • User registration;
  • User authentication;
  • Requests for new API keys;

Existing API keys will continue to work during and after the migration. There should be no down-time for the available APIs. Users don’t have to make changes to their existing applications.

07-12-2020: API available again

The issues with the availability of our API have been resolved at. The API was unavailable from 15:57 till 16:21. If you still experience any issues with reaching our API, please let us know .

07-12-2020: API currently not available

We are currently experiencing issues with the availability of our API. We are trying to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

12-11-2020: Issues with e-mails resolved

The issues with sending out e-mails have been resolved. If you still do not receive any e-mails when performing one of the following actions, please let us know :

  • Signing up as a user
  • Resetting your password
  • Requesting a new API key

11-11-2020: Issues with e-mails

We are currently experiencing some issues with sending out e-mails. It is possible that you do not receive e-mails when:

  • Signing up as a user
  • Resetting your password
  • Requesting a new API key

We are trying to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

16-09-2020: Migration to new Tyk version

Tyk, the API Management Platform used by KNMI, released a new version of their product. Today, on September 16th 2020, migration to this new version will take place between 13:00 and 15:00 CEST. During the migration, the following functionality will be temporarily unavailable in the Developer Portal:

  • User registration;
  • User authentication;
  • Requests for new API keys;

Existing API keys will continue to work during and after the migration. There should be no down-time for the available APIs. Users don’t have to make changes to their existing applications.

17-07-2020: Release Actuele10mindataKNMIstations version 2

On 11-06-2020, we announced that the Actuele10mindataKNMIstations dataset would be subject to change in the near future. As of July 15th 2020, a new version of the dataset is available via the following endpoint:

https://api.dataplatform.knmi.nl/open-data/datasets/Actuele10mindataKNMIstations/versions/2/files

This new dataset version brings the changes described in the previous post. In short, in the previous version of the Actuele10mindataKNMIstations dataset filenames have a timestamp suffix without date. Therefore, dataset files from the previous day are gradually overwritten by new files. In the new dataset version, the timestamp suffix of a dataset file consists of both a date and time.

Both datasets versions are available for use. Eventually, we will deprecate version 1 of the Actuele10mindataKNMIstations dataset in favor of version 2. Therefore, we recommend users to switch to the newest version.

01-07-2020: Numerical model output of HIRLAM will no longer be available

As of July 1st 2020, numerical model output of HIRLAM will no longer be available, only HARMONIE-AROME production will remain (currently the deterministic output of cycle 40). The HARMONIE-AROME area is significantly smaller than HIRLAM. For applications that require a larger (output) domain, reference can be made to ECMWF. The KNMI can facilitate and setup ECMWF data. Contact licentiebureau@knmi.nl for more information.

11-06-2020: Announcement changes in Actuele10mindataKNMIstations dataset

Currently, the files in the Actuele10mindataKNMIstations dataset only contain the timestamp in their filename, for example KMDS__OPER_P___10M_OBS_L2_1020.nc. This means that the files are overwritten each day. In the nearby future we will be publishing a dataset where also the date will be included in the filename. Furthermore, the file which always contains the latest data, KMDS__OPER_P___10M_OBS_L2.nc, will be removed. This to ensure that the dataset structure is more in line with other updating datasets.

Both datasets will be available in parallel for a while to ensure that you have enough time to migrate your scripts to the dataset’s successor. If you want to receive a notification when the version of the dataset is available, contact us .

19-05-2020: The KNMI Data Platform is live!

The first version of the KNMI Data Platform (KDP) is live! It provides basic API access to all open datasets of the KNMI.

A small group of test users has been be invited to start using the KDP and to give feedback on its usability. Step by step more users will be added to the group. In the meantime, the KDP team will work hard to incorporate the feedback and to implement new features.

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