Radar map only available to USA?

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I'm developing a Smart Device app and I'm using the great WU API to show the weather on some spots of the world. Is the radar map only available in the US? I can't get images from the rest of the world...
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From what I remember when I made some tests, I was able to see images from the US, Canada and Australia, nothing else.

Next question: when we can expect something for Europe (for example)?

Thanks, Mike
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Its true, we have radar for US, Canada and Australia. No timetable on getting European radar, but its something we are working on and constantly looking into.
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Good to know, thanks!
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Thanks
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I see that now (2 years later) there are some european radars. I see them on france and germany notably. Is there an exact list of the countries available at this time?
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Most of Europe, Australia & Canada in addition to the US.
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It would be nice to have a precise list though. "Most of Europe" is a bit vague. Usually when you pay for a 500+ $/month service, it is not that hard to know what you actually purchase...

Ideally this would be in the API so it updates with new radar sources. It could be either a list of iso country codes covered or lat/lon boundaries. It doesn't make much sense to display empty data to our users or not know whether there is no rain or whether there is no data available.

So far I can see: UK (+Ireland), France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria to be fully covered.

Spain / Portugal: I have never seen a cloud down there. Can you confirm this is not covered (Except the northern part that touches France) ?

Italy: I have seen clouds always in the upper half. Is data available in the south, in Sicilia?

Poland: it is clearly not covered. Only about ~20% on the West are. I suppose this comes from German radars. Can you confirm you have nothing east of Germany ?

Norther Europe: same thing, I see truncated clouds on Denmark, so I assume this is just the german radars.
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We will figure out a way to make a coverage map to better illustrate where we have the data.
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That would be awesome thank you! If we could see a map with the bounds of the covered areas this would already be a great help.
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Is there any update about this map to illustrate the european country coverage ?