meteoblue models

meteoblue weather models simulate physical processes. A weather model divides the world or a region into small grid cells. Each cell is about 4 km to 40 km wide and 100 m to 2 km high. Our models contain 60 atmospheric layers and reach deep into the stratosphere at 10 - 25 hPa (60 km altitude). The weather is simulated by solving complex mathematical equations between all grid cells every few seconds. Weather variables like temperature, wind speed or cloudiness are stored for every hour. 

meteoblue operates a large number of own weather models and, additionally, integrates open data from various sources into the weather data base. All meteoblue models are computed twice a day on a dedicated High Performance Cluster.

Forecast data

NEMS model family: Improved NMM successors, operational since 2013. NEMS is a multi-scale model (used from global down to local domains) and significantly improves cloud-development and precipitation forecast.

Model Region Resolution Source        
NEMS4 Central Europe 4 km 72 h meteoblue
NEMS12 Europe 12 km 180 h meteoblue
NEMS2-12 Europe 12 km 180 h meteoblue
NEMS-8 Central America 12 km 180 h meteoblue
NEMS12 India 12 km 180 h meteoblue
NEMS10 South America 10 km 180 h meteoblue
NEMS10 South Africa 10 km 180 h meteoblue
NEMS8 New Zealand 8 km 180 h meteoblue
NEMS8 Japan East Asia 8 km 180 h meteoblue
NEMS30 Global 30 km 180 h meteoblue
NEMS2-30 Global 30 km 180 h meteoblue

NMM model family: The first weather model from meteoblue, operational since 2007. NMM is a regional weather model and highly optimised for complex terrain.

Model    Region         Resolution  Source        
NMM4 Central Europa 4 km 72 h meteoblue
NMM12 Europe 12 km 180 h meteoblue
NMM18 South America 18 km 180 h meteoblue
NMM18 South Africa 18 km 180 h meteoblue
NMM18 Southeast Asia 18 km 180 h meteoblue

Historical data

NEMS model family: Improved NMM successors, operational since 2013. NEMS is a multi-scale model (used from global down to local domains) and significantly improves cloud-development and precipitation data.

Model           Region                   Data available since Resolution           Source                   
NEMS4 Central Europe 2008 Hourly 4 km meteoblue
NEMS12 Europe 2008 Hourly 12 km meteoblue
NEMS8 Central America 2015 Hourly 8 km meteoblue
NEMS10 India 2014 Hourly 10 km meteoblue
NEMS10 South America 2014 Hourly 10 km meteoblue
NEMS10 South Africa 2015 Hourly 10 km meteoblue
NEMS8 New Zealand 2013 Hourly 8 km meteoblue
NEMS8 Japan Eastt Asia 2014 Hourly 8 km meteoblue
NEMS30 Global 1984 Hourly 30 km meteoblue

NMM model family: The first weather model from meteoblue, operational since 2007. NMM is a regional weather model and highly optimised for complex terrain.

Model           Region                   Data available since Resolution           Source                   
NNM4 Central Europe 2008 Hourly 4 km meteoblue
NMM12 Europe 2008 Hourly 12 km meteoblue
NMM18 South America 2014 Hourly 18 km meteoblue
NMM18 South Africa 2015 Hourly 18 km meteoblue
NMM18 Southeast Asia 2015 Hourly 18 km meteoblue

Model resolution at each location

You can check the model resolution at each location easily on our website. Search the place (note: you can also enter coordinates into the search box), and then look at the rainSPOT; with the radius (in kilometres) shown, you can determine the underlying model resolution for the selected place in the following way:

rainSPOT Domain (Resolution) Remarks (Time Resolution)
15 km radius NMM4 / NEMS4 (3 km) Europe - from Scotland to Portugal and Crete. rainSPOT aggregates 2 gridcells to improve overview (1 h time interval)
35 km radius NMM12 / NEMS12 (12 km) Europe - from Iceland to Morocco and Jordan (1 h)
55 km radius AF01 / SA01 / AS01 (18 km) Subsaharan Africa (1 h)
90 km radius NEMSGLOBAL (30 km) Global - every place on the whole earth (1 h)
60 km radius GFS05 (25 / 50 km) Global - 25 km for temperaturesprecipitation and wind, 50 km for others (3 h, 1 h interpolation)
30 km radius NEMSSA (10 km) South America (1 h)
25 km radius NEMSAS02 (8 km) East Asia - including Japan, Taiwan, most of China and Mongolia, and others (1 h)
35 km radius NEMSIN (12 km) Indian Subcontinent - with India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and others (1 h)
25 km radius NEMSNZ (8 km) New Zealand (1 h)

Other resolutions may be used in different domains. Check the rainSPOT for confirmation.
The domain and last update time of the model forecast are shown on the main page, under the rainSPOT (under the tab "Show details / hourly data").