# Rest API help needed for values

Hello,

can someone help me what does the values mean in the rest api?

“precip”,“precip_accum_last_1hr”,“precip_accum_local_day”,“precip_accum_local_yesterday”“precip_minutes_local_day”,“precip_minutes_local_yesterday”

rate, how much, how much, how much, how long, how long.

The rain ? In which unit?

In mm/hour , mm and minutes

Not quite, the `precip` field is the amount of rain accumulated in the 1-minute window. It’s not a rate. The rate is 60*`precip`

So for day I need to multiply with 60 and 24? Or only 60?

It depends what you are trying to achieve. Multiply by 60 to give an instantaneous rain rate in mm per hour. Multiply by 60 and then 24 to give an instantaneous rain rate in mm per day

nobody uses a rain rate as defined in mm/day. so multiply by 60 and get the rate in mm/hour.
Note that this is the rate as calculated from the last minute of rainfall. It will vary during the hour.

So this value precip_accum_last_1hr I need to multiply also by 60?

And this precip_accum_local_day by 60 and 24?

Or ist it already done internally, what i assume?

no, you don’t need to multiply those numbers. They tell you how much it rained during that period (how much = accumulated)