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Precipitation maps

Precipitation maps allow you to see the amount, distribution, type and probability of precipitation over a large area. Precipitation maps can be combined with sea level pressure, wind animation and the graticule by activating the different options in the lower right corner, with one click.

Precipitation (observation)

Precipitation (observation)

These maps show the precipitation measured by weather stations all over the world. The amount of precipitation is usually expressed in millimetres (mm). More: see precipitation


Precipitation 6 hours

These maps show the precipitation within the indicated time period (e.g. 6 hours). The amount of precipitation is expressed in millimetres (mm) and coloured as shown in the map legend. Combinations with other maps are possible. Adding line plots of the freezing level for example will show you the altitude of the zero degree isotherm. More: see precipitation

Clouds and precipitation

Precipitation 1 hour and clouds

Clouds an precipitation map shows the amount of precipitation in the indicated time period (e.g. 1 hour) as well as the cloud cover. Precipitation (in millimetres) is displayed with colours as indicated in the map legend, whereas clouds are shaded in gray. White, horizontal hatching indicates cirrus clouds. White, inclined hatching indicates snowfall. More: see precipitation

Precipitation probability

Precipitation probability >0.1 mm

These maps show the probability of precipitation amounts greater than 0.1 mm. The probability is shown by colours in percentage (%). The colours do not indicate the precipitation amount, only the probability. More: see precipitation

Snow fall

Snow fall (last 72 h)

Snow fall maps show the total amount of fallen snow in the indicated time period (e.g. last 72 h). It is expressed in centimetres (cm) and visualised with colours as indicated in the colour bar. By adding line plots such as the e.g. freezing level height will give you even more information about the weather situation. More: see snow

Estimated snow depth

Estimated snow depth

The estimated snow depth maps show the total amount of accumulated snow on the ground as an estimate. It is expressed as a height in centimetres (cm). The snow depth may vary substantially within small areas, as a function of snowfall, wind, slope, exposition, ground and other parameters. The height is therefore to be understood as an indication. Actual conditions can be checked under the Meteogram SNOW. More information: see Snow.

Satellite (with radar)

The satellite images show the distribution of the actual precipitation. These images show most of the actual precipitation in areas well covered by radar, with colours showing the intensity steps (precipitation amount). Some phenomena, such as snowfall, drizzle, low rainfall in mountain valleys or multiple thunderstorms (which may hide each other) may not be visible on the map, because remote sensing observations are also subject to errors. Consult the local forecast for more precise details on the timing and amount of precipitation expected.