Improve your search results

There is a good chance that you will immediately get the result you wanted, but you can try to get better results if you know how the global location search works:

  • The search is in "exact mode" when exactly two letters are entered. That means that you will have to enter at least three letters, if the name of the desired place is three or more characters long. If you are, however, looking for e.g. "Au" in Germany, you can enter "au" in the search form and will not be bothered with the results of all the other bigger cities that start with "Au".
  • Blanks do not influence the search results. Both "Newyork" or "New York" will give the same results. Neither is the search case sensitive, nor does it pay attention to special characters. A search for "nE?w'y(Or)k" is still the same as a search for "New York".
  • Type in more characters to get better results.
  • Use the sort function if you want to change the order of the results. You can sort by Region/district, Latitude, Longitude and Elevation (m.a.s.l.).

Sort results

The global location search presorts the results by their relevance and - for locations with identical relevance - alphabetically. The only exception is a coordinate search, where results are sorted by their distance to the coordinates.

You can always change the order by clicking on one of the small triangles next to the column names. It is possible to sort the results by:

  • region / district
  • altitude (meters above mean sea level)
  • latitude
  • longitude

A click on the triangle toggles between ascending order, descending order and the default order.


Not all places are in the database. Outside of your home country, places often have slightly different spellings. If you cannot find the desired place, try one of the following:

  • use "j" or "y", instead of "i", or vice-versa;
  • use "th" or "t" instead of "d" or "dh", or vice-versa;
  • use "b" or "bh" instead of "p", or vice-versa;
  • try "z" or "sz" instead of "s", or "ss" instead of "s", or vice-versa;
  • try "ae" instead of "e" or "a", or vice-versa;
  • try an "alias": a different name for the same place, e.g. "New York" instead of "Nova York" or "Roma" instead of "Rome".
  • search for a place in the vicinity of the desired place.

Search tips

To simplify the location search, we offer "Last visited" under the text search if you are not logged in and allow cookies from You can remove the entire list of places visited by deleting the cookies from in your browser.
If you want to manage individual locations, we recommend the free registration, which allows you to store and manage up to 50 locations as favorites, so you can find your favorite locations at any time, modify and print them as a list.

Rename coordinates or and locations

We provide the opportunity to rename location names or coordinates individually. So you can entitle coordinates for a specific location without name (e.g. location is located in the sea). 

Therefore, you search your desired coordinates or location through our location search. Next, mark it as favourite by clicking on the star next to the name (thereto you need a meteoblue account).

Now the location or coordinates are added to your location favorites, which you can edit and manage at mymeteoblue.

In order to change location namens, click on the pen and a window opens where you can enter the desired location name. Confirm and it will be automatically added to your personal location list.