We’ve introduced 3 new UK map products this autumn, two of which are now using colour LEDs. Our large map has 768 LEDs, and our medium map has 512. Both can display a range of different environmental information, selectable on the product dashboard.
For precipitation, each LED varies in both colour and brightness, to give more accurate information about the type it’s displaying.
The intensity of the LEDs is directly related to how much of that part of the country is experiencing precipitation. So a bright LED means most of that area is experiencing precipitation.
The colour of that LED then relates to the most common type of precipitation in that area at that moment, from the above chart.
Like our previous generation of maps, you can also enable animations, to show how the weather is progressing over time.