Open API Specification
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's (DPIRD) Agriculture and Food branch has implemented and manages over 185 weather stations throughout Western Australia, as well as collecting data from other third party weather stations.
If you would like an API key please fill out the DPIRD API Registration Form.
Please be aware of the Terms and Conditions for use of DPIRD APIs.
These weather stations provide timely, relevant and local weather data to assist growers and regional communities make more informed decisions.
The data includes air temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind speed wind direction, and most stations also measure incoming solar radiation to calculate evaporation and evapotranspiration (ETo).
The data is collected every minute by the station data loggers and then uploaded to a central database around every 6 minutes.
The weather station data is also sent to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) weather services as part of national climate data sharing arrangements.
Averages, totals, minimum and maximum values are calculated and the data is summarised into hourly, daily, monthly and yearly data.
The weather data can be viewed via DPIRD's Agriculture and Food website where users can browse through data tables or view dynamic weather charts.
The Weather Stations API's provide registered users the ability to retrieve data to embed within their own applications utilising an industry standard data exchange mechanism.
The data can be retrieved in various formats (JSON, XML).
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development makes this material available on the understanding that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to its use. Before relying on the material in any important matter, users should carefully evaluate the accuracy, completeness and relevance of the information for their purposes and should obtain appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances. Changes in circumstances after a document is placed on the internet may impact on the accuracy of the information. Additionally, materials may be maliciously vandalised. No assurance is given as to the accuracy of any information or advice contained after publication on the internet.
By accessing information at or through this site, each user waives and releases the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and the State of Western Australia and its servants to the full extent permitted by law from any and all claims relating to the usage of the material made available through the API. In no event shall the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development or the State of Western Australia be liable for any incident or consequential damages resulting from use of the material.
Whilst the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development make every effort to provide accurate data in a timely fashion, we are not able to guarantee the availability of data at all times.
Due to remoteness and harsh environments the weather stations may be submitted to, there are times when we may not receive any data. In future we will attempt to derive some of the missing data.
Users of the APIs must be cognisant of these restrictions.