The following is reference documentation when using AerisWeather Maps.

Map Layers

To access Lightning, Lightning Summary, Lightning Threats, lightning mapping features, or historical lightning data, select our Lightning Add-On when building your Flex subscription or contact us to add it to your existing plan. Lightning Flash data and mapping layers can be accessed from your Flex subscription.


While AerisWeather Maps currently does not add legends to the individual map requests, you can use the legends below with our various map layers as needed. To save a particular legend, right-click on the image and choose Copy or Save As and a vector (SVG) version of the legend will be downloaded. To request a raster version of a legend, change the file extension in the URL from .svg to .png.

Alert Types

A large number of alerts can be displayed on our alert overlay imagery, each with their own color on the map. Below is the full listing of potential alerts that can be displayed along with their corresponding color. There are different color tables for US/Canada alerts and global alerts.

Tropical Icons

Below are the tropical icons currently used with Maps' tropical layers. To download the full legend, log into your AerisWeather account and visit Tropical (Icons) in the Legend Generator.

Last modified: August 02, 2021