Radar Image Update Time

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Does anybody know how often WU update the radar images. I am making a call every 5 minutes to grab a radar image and sometimes there is no change between several images. Just wondering if I can reduce the amount of calls if the image is only updated every x minutes. Animated radar does not work very well in the UK so am using the grabbed images to create my own animated radar.

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Andy
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6 minutes in the US, less around the world.  I'd make a call every 10 or 15 minutes, not 5. The radar comes from different government agencies from around the world and are not all synched or the same product.  We combine them to make one uniform display. 
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Thanks for the quick reply Brendan.
I put a timestamp on my images and 15 minutes seems to be the time the image changes. I will give it a try.

Andy