The Radar stack is built on the RainViewer.com API. It's a culmination of radar data from several major weather agencies and organisations around the globe, layered on Open Street Maps. All open source. No complicated configuration or commercial APIs. Fully responsive and compatible with mobile, tablet and desktop devices.
This would be good to use in websites like sporting fixtures, festivals, outdoor events, travel and tourism, severe weather tracking, and also for farmers and growers. The stack has basic settings to control what part of the world to show. Plus options to change the visual display of the radar map.
Two configurations are offered in the Radar stack:
1. iFrame Embed uses a bare-minimum of code and offers the widest compatibility with different themes and frameworks.
2. Leaflet.js / Open Street Maps reduces branding, keeps more the the codebase local to your website and provides extra code options for customising the radar loop animation sequence buttons.
To use the stack, simply install it into RapidWeaver in the normal way. Open your Stacks Library and search for 'Radar'. Drag and drop a copy of the stack into your webpage. Within the stacks side panel, you have various settings to customise the behaviour and style of your weather radar map.
Please note: a caching bug in RapidWeaver Preview mode may result in the radar visuals not updating immediately when you make changes to either the Radar Graphics or Map Type. The workaround solution is to preview the page in a normal web browser (like Firefox, Safari or Chrome).