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 box and will not be bothered with the results of all the other bigger cities that start with "Au".
  • Blank spaces do not influence the search results. Both "Newyork" or "New York" will give the same results. The search is neither case sensitive, nor does it register special characters. As an example of the latter: 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.

Sort results

The global location search pre-sorts 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.

Hints

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 www.meteoblue.com. You can remove the entire list of places visited by deleting the cookies from meteoblue.com 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 favourites, so you can find your favourite locations at any time, modify and print them as a list.

Rename coordinates and/or locations

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

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

Now the location or coordinates are added to your location favourites, which you can edit and manage at your account overview.

In order to change location names, click on the edit button now you can enter the desired location name. Click "Save" and it will be automatically added to your personal location list. Click "revert" to restore the original name.