metpy.plots.add_timestamp(ax, time=None, x=0.99, y=- 0.04, ha='right', high_contrast=False, pretext='Created: ', time_format='%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%SZ', **kwargs)#

Add a timestamp to a plot.

Adds a timestamp to a plot, defaulting to the time of plot creation in ISO format.

  • ax (matplotlib.axes.Axes) – The Axes instance used for plotting

  • time (datetime.datetime) – Specific time to be plotted - datetime.utcnow will be use if not specified

  • x (float) – Relative x position on the axes of the timestamp

  • y (float) – Relative y position on the axes of the timestamp

  • ha (str) – Horizontal alignment of the time stamp string

  • high_contrast (bool) – Outline text for increased contrast

  • pretext (str) – Text to appear before the timestamp, optional. Defaults to ‘Created: ‘

  • time_format (str) – Display format of time, optional. Defaults to ISO format.


matplotlib.text.Text – The matplotlib.text.Text instance created

Examples using metpy.plots.add_timestamp#