meteoblue start page

The meteoblue start page is the page where you arrive when looking for and where you can have an overview of the weather forecast for a specific location.

Here you can find links to other meteoblue pages to obtain more details about the weather, the products or your own settings. At the top of the start page, you first find the Global Location Search (gray), where you can search for a specific location. On the right hand-side column you find the latest news from meteoblue.

Daily weather forecast overview

The name of the current location is written on the top left of the page, with the region, the flag of the country, the coordinates and the elevation of the place. On the right you can find the current temperature, the last update time, the wind speed and the cloud cover state. A daily weather forecast overview is presented below and is further described on the pictocast page. You can also find more details clicking on the different links below the overview:

Additional weather variables:

  • For off-shore or littoral places you can find the water temperature and information on waves.
  • The current pressure for the selected location is given below, as well as the hourly temperature, the wind direction with arrows, the wind speed and gust speed.
  • Below these variables, the time of the last model run is shown in local time.

In addition to these variables, our simulation system produces much more data. We calculate various forecast models with more than 50 atmospheric layers and a spatial resolution from 25 km down to 700m. Each day, we generate terabytes of data and have built one of the largest existing weather databases covering the entire world. This enables users and customers to find pertinent weather information for every place on earth. The available data and images can be obtained as products through our business services.


Below this first part of the page, you find the radarSPOT if your location is in one of the countries covered by this service. As of Jan 2014, these were Germany, France, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, the Netherlands, Spain and Great Britain. Since there aren´t satellite images for each region, there is no possibility to do a nowcast- calculation. Consequently, the clock on the right corner doesn´t show future values. Time steps in the future are always forecasts. This representation is replaced by radar and precipitation nowcast for Switzerland and USA.

Satellite cloud cover

This animation shows the cloud cover as observed by satellite. High clouds and clouds with vertical development are displayed in white, low clouds and fog in grey. Orange crosses mark places where lightning was detected (over Europe). This map uses infrared satellite telemetry to calculate the temperature of the clouds. Low clouds and fog are difficult to distinguish from ground temperatures and might therefore be inaccurate. Copyright 2015 EUMETSAT / meteoblue.

Radar and precipitation nowcast

This animation shows the precipitation radar for the last hour, as well as a 1h forecast. Drizzle or light snow fall might be invisible for the radar. Precipitation intensity is colour coded, ranging from light blue to heavy purple.This radar is only available for Switzerland and USA.

meteoblue maps - Wind           

Wind animation

Wind streamlines are animated on top of a wind speed or temperature map. Different altitude layers can be selected in the top-right menu. Click on the full-screen button to get a bigger view with more options.

5 days meteogram

You'll then find the 5 days meteogram for the selected place. This meteogram displays three different diagrams: temperature, clouds, precipitation and wind.

Small weather Maps

Below the meteogram, and depending on the region of the selected location, you can find small weather maps to get an overview about the weather development within your region. To animate the maps, hover or click with your cursor over/on each map.

  • The map for "Weather conditions" displays weather pictograms and the maximum expected temperatures for the next 6 days.
  • Clouds and precipitation map show the hourly cloud development (white to gray) within the next day, rain (blue-purple) and snow (hatched).
  • For Europe, the maps from show official weather warnings. These maps might be delayed a few minutes compared to the sites of the national services. For detailed weather warnings visit


Personal settings, such as language and units for temperature and wind can be changed under "Language & Settings" (Main page top bar). If you enable Cookies from in your web browser, these settings remain with each new site visit. Further personal settings can be obtained after Login.