Temperature maps

Temperature maps show the distribution (fields) of temperatures over a wide area. meteoblue uses a palette of predetermined colours to distinguish the different zones and to maintain a reference base for the user.

The daily temperature maps generally include maximum, minimum or average temperatures. The maxima and minima are always valid for the date indicated.

There are three major map types that are described below.

Ground temperature

Ground temperature map for Europe

Ground temperature map for Europe

These maps show the temperature at 2 m above ground level. They are sometimes coupled together with wind/streamlines at 10 m above ground level and shown by arrows.

Actual temperature

Actual temperature map for Europe

Actual temperature map for Europe

The temperatures on the maps show measurements of weather stations for the indicated time. Some weather stations do not deliver data constantly, which may lead to larger areas remaining without temperature information for some time. The colours of the numbers follow the standard meteoblue scale.

Temperature / Altitude pressure

Temperature / Altitude 850 hPa map for Europe

Temperature / Altitude 850 hPa map for Europe

You can also find temperature maps coupled with a geopotential height. This shows contour lines of equal altitudes (isohypse) for a specific pressure. The altitude is usually given in decametres.
The temperatures shown correspond to the temperatures at the altitude indicated (top left above the map).