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Radars

This page contains an incomplete list of publicly available weather radar imagery worldwide.

Tropical Globe's Database of Publicly Accessible Weather Radars


For the United States, only NEXRAD radar sites are displayed, not Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) radar sites or radars from television stations. For other countries, we also mostly only include radar sites from government agencies. We eventually intend to add government owned radar sites for all countries with coastal regions that are impacted by tropical cyclones. This is not yet complete. (so there are many countries, mostly in Asia and eastern Europe, that have no radar data shown on the map)

The ranges on the 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 has 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. Click the radar site for more information. This page and 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.

Most of the radar sites worldwide come from the WMO Weather Radar Database. (About) Some of the European radar data comes from the Operational Programme for the Exchange of Weather Radar Information (OPERA). You can view a map of European radars on their site here. Further verification was done by us for every radar site on the map to try to verify the correct placement on the map. This was done mainly based on Google Earth. Other sources were used when necessary. The coordinates are not official. You can find links to radars for many other countries here and find a map of those radar sites here. Many of the coordinates on that site are approximated.

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 World Meteorological Organization Members.

United States Radars

Site Thumbnail - Weather Underground Radar

This is probably the best radar site available, with storm tracks, the ability to zoom in and a variety of other features. For additional radar types on the Weather Underground site, click the box above the radar image once you have selected a radar site. To select a radar site you first need to select a region by clicking on the map. You can then see specific radar sites. In the past this section of their site has also had radar data for Canada and Australia, but as of updating this page in May 2019, radar for those countries were not working on this part of their site. (data from these countries do appear on the Wundermap part of their site)

Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) radar sites are available as well. Once you select a region, use the "Radar Stations" drop down box and look for sites that have "(TDWR)" next to them.

The Intellicast site has been merged with Weather Underground. Some of the regional radar imagery that they had can be found here. In May of 2019, when we tested this link, some of the Intellicast radar imagery was out of date by a few days. They do have options to view the previous day's radar, in hourly increments, for the United States and various regions. But in testing, the current radar pages were sometimes out of date upon first load.
Site Thumbnail - Weather Underground's WunderMap - Interactive Radar

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.
Site Thumbnail - National Weather Service Radar

This is another good site for radar. There are also regional radar views below the main map of National Doppler Radar Sites. For loops that don't require Flash, visit the Standard Version tab, which has GIF image loops. You can also view the imagery in Google Earth by visiting this page.
Site Thumbnail - Weather.com - Interactive Radar

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.

North & South American Radars

  • Argentina
    Argentina's radars are on a variety of websites. Some radar sites appear on multiple websites.
    - National Metereological Service (SMN) - 240km range loops for over a dozen sites.
    - National System of Meteorological Radars (SiNaRaMe) from Secretary of Infrastructure and Water Policy - Ministry of the Interior, Public Works and Housing - 240km range loops for over a dozen sites on an interactive map.
    - National Agricultural Technology Institute (INTA) - 240km range loops of Anguil, Pergamino and Paraná.
    - Directorate of Agriculture and Climate Contingencies (DACC) of the Mendoza province government - Loop of radar composite from San Rafael (La Llave), San Martín and Tupungato (Tunuyán) radars. The radars in the Mendoza province are for help with monitoring and combating hail. These radars do not operate all the time.
  • Aruba (Netherlands)
    As of updating this page for this country, they link to a radar site in Venezuela. Radar is also available from Curaçao (Netherlands).
  • Bahamas
    250km range loops are available.

    The Bahamas is currently upgrading its radar capability. In 2016 they signed a contract for four new Doppler radars. As of updating this page for this country in June 2019, three radars seem to be available. The imagery is displayed on the front page of their site. While it is difficult to tell what radar sites are available on that page because it is all displayed on a map together, their Facebook page has at times shown composite imagery from three radar sites. On the map on this page we have the coordinates shown for the Lynden Pindling International Airport (Nassau International Airport) radar site on New Providence Island, the Leonard M. Thompson International Airport (Marsh Harbour International Airport) radar site on Great Abaco Island and the Long Island radar near Millerton. (estimated to be about 5km from Stella Maris Airport) In a March 2017 press release from the Bahamas government they said "The first one has been established on New Providence and the other three will be in Grand Bahama, Abaco, and Long Island." The first new radar was built about 50 meters southwest from where the old radar was on the island of New Providence. The old radar "will be refurbished and upgraded and then installed in Ragged Island, bringing the total to five Doppler radar, covering the entire country." Starting on PDF page 60 on the document available here, from June 2018, you can find some information about the radar project at that time. Based on the information available, it seems the other two radars will be located on Mayaguana Island and Ragged Island (older radar will be moved here). It doesn't appear as though there will be a radar on Grand Bahama Island.
  • Barbados
    The radar has been unavailable since 2017. Their radar page has stated since then that they are waiting on a part from the manufacturer.

    When available, 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:

    Entire Caribbean | Eastern Caribbean and part of South America | Eastern Caribbean | Northwest Caribbean
  • Belize
    50km, 250km and 400km range loops are available.
  • Bermuda (U.K.)
    100km and 250km range loops are available. Additional imagery, including an approximately 430km range loop, has also been available in the past here. (user name and password both "guest") When available, that additional imagery has required the use of Java.
  • Brazil
    Brazil's radars are on a variety of websites. Some radar sites appear on multiple websites. To view radar data for Brazil it's best to use our map. Our map organizes the links below for each individual radar site, as well as present additional information.
    - Department of Airspace Control (DECEA) (mirror) - 400km range loops for about a dozen and a half radar sites.
    - National Institute for Space Research (INPE) (another version of display) - 250km range loops for a little over a dozen radar sites.
    - Amazon Protection System (SIPAM) - 400km range loops for around a dozen radar sites.
    - National Center for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters (CEMADEN) - 250km range imagery for a little over half a dozen radar sites.
    There are a variety of other websites that have only one, or a few, different radar sites:
    - Agricultural Research and Rural Extension of the state of Santa Catarina (EPAGRI) - Loops available. Araranguá (120km mobile radar that can be re-positioned; "SUL", for south, in display), Chapecó (240km; "OESTE", for west, in display) and Lontras (240km; "VALE", for valley, in display)
    - Foundation for Meteorology and Water Resources in the state of Ceará (FUNCEME) - Loops available. Quixeramobim (400km) and Fortaleza (120km)
    - Paraná Meteorological System in the state of Paraná (SIMEPAR) - 480km range loops for Teixeira Soares and Cascavel on the same image.
    - State Environmental Institute in the state of Rio de Janeiro (INEA) - 480km range loops for Guaratiba and Macaé
    - Meteorological Research Institute in the state of São Paulo / São Paulo State University (IPMet/UNESP) - 480km range loops for Bauru and Presidente Prudente
    - Geotechnical Institute Foundation in the state of Rio de Janeiro (Geo-Rio) - 250km range loops for Rio de Janeiro.
    - São Paulo's Department of Water and Electricity in the State of São Paulo (DAEE) - 240km range imagery for Salesopolis. See this radar site on the map for information about how to view the imagery.
  • Canada
    256km range loops are available.

    Canada is modernizing their radar network through 2023. 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.
  • Cayman Islands (U.K.)
    50km, 250km and 400km range loops are available.
  • Colombia
    Colombia's radars are on a variety of websites. A few of the radar sites appear on multiple websites.
    - Early Warning System of Medellin and the Aburrá Valley (SIATA) - 240km range loop for Medelin (Santa Elena). Also has a composite on it's interactive map for other Aeronáutica Civil radar sites. You can view the main website here.
    - Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM) - Barrancabermeja (250km), Carimagua (250km) and San José del Guaviare (300km). It also includes Aeronáutica Civil radar sites of Bogota (El Tablazo), San Andres Island (off Nicaragua) and Corozal (when data is available). While the SIATA radar site for Medelin (Santa Elena) is also available, as of June 2019 the imagery for Medelin on the IDEAM site was from 2018. (it is current on SIATA's site)
    - Aeronáutica Civil de Colombia (Civil Aviation Authority of Colombia) - 300km range loops for Bogota (El Tablazo), San Andres Island and Corozal (when data is available). The main link also has a composite of Aeronáutica Civil radar sites in the country. Some radar ranges shown on the composite image may not have current radar data.
  • Costa Rica
    A loop is available. Sometimes the imagery on the site has had a range of 80km and at times 120km.

  • Cuba (Mirror)
    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.
  • Ecuador
    Various 60km range loops are available from their meteorological service. The radar sites, all in Quito, Ecuador, have a range of 60 kilometers. The radar page is difficult to navigate to from their site. Their main site is here.
  • El Salvador
    Various 120km range loops are available from their meteorological service.
  • French Guiana
    400km range loop is available from France's meteorological service.
  • Guadeloupe (France)
    A closeup image centered on Guadeloupe is also available on this page.
  • Guantanamo Bay
    Only the 124nm short range loop is available. It is sometimes out of date.
  • Guatemala (More radar products, including loops)
    The main radar page does not have loops. The second page, linked from the first, does have loops, including a 465km range loop and some closer range loops of reflectivity (Reflectividad) and rain intensity (Intensidad de Lluvia (mm/hr)). The main radar page only has single images, including 465km and 147km range imagery. The 147km range tab (Rango Corto 147) has radial velocity (Velocidad Radial) imagery. Other tabs on both pages have other imagery.
  • Guyana
    When available, 150km, 250km and 400km range loops are available.
  • Honduras
    250km and 500km range loops are available. That link above links to a page which contains a frame that contains the new site that links to imagery. You can click here to access the new site directly.
  • 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 will eventually be available. (About)
  • Martinique (France)
    400km range loops are available from Martinique and Guadeloupe.

    Antilles - Radar view of most of the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea.

    Caribbean Radar Mosaic - Lesser Antilles as well as other radar sites, when available, including the Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and French Guiana.
  • Mexico
    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.

    For near Mexico City, in the interior of Mexico, a 250km range single radar image is available here from the Servicios a la Navegación en el Espacio Aéreo Mexicano. (SENEAM) This radar site was not working as of updating this page for this country.

    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 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) 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 de Querétaro. (State Water Commission of Querétaro) This radar site was not working as of updating this page for this country.
  • Nicaragua
    An approximately 450km range loop is available.
  • Panama
    Panama Canal - An approximately 120km range loop is available.

    Panama Meteorological Service - As of updating this page for this country, they display the Panama Canal radar site.
  • Paraguay
    250km range loop is available. Radar unavailable as of updating this page for this country.
  • Puerto Rico (U.S.)
    Weather Underground: Short Range | Long Range
    NOAA: Short Range | Long Range | Single Image Long Range Loop

    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)
  • Trinidad and Tobago
    150km, 250km and 400km range loops are available. The first two ranges have other radar products available too.
  • Venezuela
    400km range loops are available. Some radar sites cover Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. Often some radar sites are unavailable. You can also try viewing imagery on this page from the same site.

European Radars

  • Belarus
    200km range loops are available.
  • Belgium
    A composite loop of radars is available, with radars having ranges from 240km to 300km.
  • Denmark
    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.
  • Estonia
    250km range loops are available.

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

    Composite images of Nordic countries: Norway | Sweden | Finland
  • France
    256km range loops are available.
  • Germany
    180km range loops are available.
  • Iceland
    Composite loop of two 240km range radars is available.
  • Ireland
    240km range loops are available. Radar data can also be viewed at the United Kingdom's Met Office.
  • Latvia
    250km range loop is available. Click the image on the page to view a loop.
  • Lithuania
    250km range loops are available.
  • Malta
    100km range loop is available.
  • Netherlands
    The full radar range of the radars is 320km, though a lesser range composite loop is available.
  • Norway
    240km range loops are available.

    Composite images of Nordic countries: Norway | Sweden | Finland
  • Poland
    250km range loops are available. You can view their dynamic radar mosaic here, on a Google Map.
  • Portugal
    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.
  • Spain
    240km range loops are available.
  • Sweden
    240km range loops are available.

    Composite images of Nordic countries: Norway | Sweden | Finland
  • United Kingdom
    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)".
  • Mauritius
    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.
  • Rwanda
    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.
  • South Africa
    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.

Asian Radars

  • Brunei
    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.
  • Cambodia
    80km, 240km and 450km range loops are available.
  • Indonesia
    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.

    Radar data has also been available here in the past, which included loops. It requires downloading a plugin that we were unable to get to work with modern browsers. Additionally, in trying some of the radars it seemed like the returned message that would have been displayed would have said that imagery is unavailable.
  • Japan
    Japan's available radar data includes areas within the polygon defined on the map. The range of what is available varies. The composite image of all Japanese radars seems to include a larger area than what we include in the map. The map we have is the approximate area for which closeup imagery is available.
  • Macau (China)
    230km loop is available.
  • Malaysia
    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.
  • Myanmar (Burma)
    450km range loops are available.
  • Philippines
    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.
  • Singapore
    A 50km, 240km and 480km range loop is available.
  • Taiwan
    460km range loops are available.
  • Thailand
    Thailand's radars are on a variety of websites. Some radar sites appear on multiple websites.
    - Thai Meteorological Department - Around two dozen radar sites that have loops for most. The range for many of the radar sites is 240km.
    - Hua-Hin Royal Rainmaking Center at the Department of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation - Around two dozen radar sites. You can manually loop imagery using controls. This link comes from here. You can view some of the radar imagery here too. This page has information about their mobile radars which are not included on our map.
    - Bangkok Metropolitan Administration - A 150km range loop for Nong Khaem (static, loop, dynamic) and a 120km range loop for Nong Chok (static, loop, high-res static). These also appear on the previous two sites.
  • Vietnam
    As of June 2019, the main website for Vietnam's weather service (National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, NCHMF) only seemed to work for one radar site, Việt Trì. The only range available was a 256km loop. Other radar sites listed didn't work and the page sometimes had an internal server error when trying to load a different radar site. Another site (Aero Meteorological Observatory, AMO) has radar imagery for many more sites and you can view a composite of all the radars here in addition to imagery from individual sites. Based upon a PowerPoint presentation from the WMO, NCHMF and AMO are both part of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE).

Oceanic Radars