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Background

If you want to download large quantities of historic lightning data, we recommend that you use DMI’s bulk download service. The service lets you download .zip files, each containing historic data for a month going back to 2002. You can also download all historical data by selecting the file all.zip. Only triangulated lightning data (observation) are available through the bulk download service.

Endpoint

Endpoint syntaxEndpoint example with a specific version of the bulk service
https://dmigw.govcloud.dk/[serviceVersion]/lightningdata/bulk/?api-key=[yourApiKey]https://dmigw.govcloud.dk/v2/lightningdata/bulk/?api-key=[yourApiKey]


Available files

The following types of file downloads are available from the Bulk Download Service (lightningdata):

TypeDescriptionName patternExample
AllUsers of the Bulk Download Service (lightningdata) will be able to download all lightning data in a single .zip file. The zip files are in UTC.There is only one file called "all.zip"all.zip
MonthlyUsers of the Bulk Download Service (lightningdata) will be able to download all lightning data for the given month. The zip files are in UTC.yyyy-mm.zip

Example: 2020-01.zip