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Cloud maps

The cloud maps give you an indication on the type, the density and the position of clouds. It is possible to combine the cloud maps with sea level pressure, wind animation and the graticule by activating the different options in the lower right corner with one click.

Clouds (density)

Cloud cover

Some cloud maps show the average cloud cover density of an area at the time indicated in the map legend, expressed in percent (%) of sky cover. The cloud cover is indicated by different shades of white.
It is possible to choose between high, medium and low clouds as well as cloud cover total.

Convective cloud base/top/height

Convective cloud base

These maps show the height of the base and top as well as the height of convective clouds. Both are expressed in metres (m) and visualised with colours as indicated in the legend.
More: see clouds.

Cloud base/top

Cloud top height

These maps show the height of the base and top of clouds. Both are expressed in metres above sea level (m asl) and visualised with colours as indicated in the legend. In addition, white, blue, black or no shading give information about the cloud top height above ground.
More: see clouds.

Satellite (no Radar)

Satellite

The images show most of the actual clouds; small clouds, fog, clouds at night and aerosols may not be visible. In mountain and polar areas, snow may appear as clouds. Consult the point forecast for the local details.
More: see clouds.

Visibility

Visibility

These maps show the horizontal visibility as a distance in metres (m) with colours as specified in the colour bar. More: see visibility.