I'd like to visualise actual temperature for the... world

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Let me put this in other way. I have no knowledge of weather forecasting. I'm a self learning programmer, working with Processing.org aiming in artistic results. Right now i'm trying to create a visualisation of some real time data together over a world map. Things like tweets and temperature are among ones i'd like access. So the thing is what is what's the best way to go for temperatures readings of the world? I mean, my first thought was to query for coordinates evenly spaced to produce like a grid of data for displaying. My map is zoomable but for now let's just think in it without zoom. So, as a test, i started querying for every lat and long in 10 degrees intervals. Well that did not work as most of results returns null cause there is no specific places at those coordinates. Also it seems there is no data for oceans also.
So i assume i'm doing it wrong. There must be a better way to get temperature for the globe. Is there. Any kind of input will be very appreciated. Where/how should i go for this kind of data? What's the best approach for querying? Are there data for larger areas? Well as one can see, i'm lost...
Thanks in advance

Really new here... first try, first question, first post.
But besides the Api limitation, which is a problem, if i query in a loop, say each10 degrees to make a "grid" of temperatures, most querys returns null as there is no locations in that place... There is no data for oceans? How could i build a representation of actual temperatures for world with minimal api requests? How can i know which degrees to query that will return good data?
thanks in advance.
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We have maps that will become available next year in the API that show temps all over the US, just like maps you would see on TV or in print. There's also maps like that from Weather Central/WSI. Right now, this API isn't the best solution for what you're looking for, because of the limits you would hit. But stick with it, its a very cool idea!
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Brendan, thanks a lot for your kind reply, and enthusiasms with the idea ;). I'll go after the way you pointed me. But still some questions you may be able to help me. Aren't really no data for the oceans? Do you think maybe METAR data would be a way to get temperature for the world?
Thanks once more.
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