meteoblue offers high resolution satellite images, that show the cloud distribution for any location worldwide.
The satellite images show most of the actual clouds. However, small clouds, fog, clouds at night and aerosols are not necessarily visible. High clouds and clouds with vertical development are displayed in white, low clouds and fog in grey. In mountainous areas it can happen that snow is classified as clouds.
Infrared satellite telemetry is used to calculate the temperature of the clouds. Low clouds and fog are difficult to distinguish from ground temperatures and might therefore be inaccurately identified in places where cloud and ground temperatures are similar. Precipitation is estimated from radar and satellites. At night precipitation estimates are less accurate than during the day. Orange crosses mark the spots where lightning was detected over Europe.
Meteosat satellite images for Europe are updated in real-time every 5 minutes.
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