What is the weather?

Weather is the state of the atmosphere as measured by radiation, temperature, precipitation, wind and cloud cover.
So, weather can be:

  • hot or cold,
  • wet or dry,
  • calm or stormy,
  • clear or cloudy.

Weather can also be freezing, moist, damp, muggy - and what else? Find out in meteoScool!

Extreme weather

Extreme weather signs

Extreme weather conditions are those that affect human activities in an unusual way, or cause damage to humans or infrastructure.
Some examples of extreme weather are displayed below.

Weather warnings: examples

  • Black ice
    • widespread formation of black ice or also freezing moisture with influence on the traffic
  • Intense rain
    • more than 25 l/m² in 1 hour or more than 35 l/m² in 6 hours
  • Storm
    • hurricane force winds of 11 Beaufort (measured at 10 m hight)

Other maps for other weather phenomena (clouds & rain, temperature, etc.) and other areas can be found clicking on the tabs of the maps.