February 2014, Bosnia and Herzegovina joined EMMA Meteoalarm
The Federal Hydrometeorological Institute of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FHMZ) and the Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Republic of Srpska (RHMZ) start operationally to produce weather related warnings for general public from February 19th 2014. This increases the number of participating European countries with their official National Weather Services to 34. 

Hits 2012 on the website, weather alerts from Montenegro
Compared with the previous year the number of visitors has grown continuously. In the year 2012 there had been more than 14 million accesses to the www.meteoalarm.eu homepage, which reflects the interest of the public in the Europe-wide meteorological warning system. Since mid-October 2012 the Montenegrin Weather Service publishes weather warnings as well on the platform, which content is currently available in 33 languages. 

August 2012, coastal area sea warnings
The map architecture of the Meteoalarm Europe map get updated and extended with coastal zones. XML-files with weather alerts in coastal areas from four countries are delivered in regular intervals to the Meteoalarm platform. Finland, Poland, Estonia and Latvia operationally publish coastal sea area warnings through the EMMA project Meteoalarm on the website.

32 european countries issuing weather alerts
Since October 2011 the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and since mid-December 2011 Bulgaria present weather alerts through the EUMETNET project Meteoalarm to the general public. Today almost 685 European partner regions provide up-to-date weather warnings online through www.meteoalarm.eu. Meteoalarm offers the opportunity to select information about current extreme weather events as well as a pre-information for the next day. Detailed information regarding certain warning texts can be displayed by clicking the logo of the national weather service.

Bulgaria, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Montenegro join Meteoalarm
Summer 2011: three further eastern European countries joining Meteoalarm. With the accession of Bulgaria, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and Montenegro 33 European countries will soon provide information about extreme weather events within the European area.

New Meteoalarm presents weather warnings in 650 European areas

May 2010 www.meteoalarm.eu, the official website of weather warnings by the public European weather services, did present its new Europe of regions map on the homepage. In one overview this regional European map presents the status of all weather warnings with up-to-date reports in about 650 areas in 30 countries. The warnings for 10 weather parameters are provided by National Weather Services, ranging for time periods from 24 up to 48 hours. These warnings can now also be subscribed via RSS feeds and therefore be easily integrated in other media channels. Estonia just joined Meteoalarm shortly before, being the 30st member country.

Since Meteoalarm has been fully operational the website has generated enormous public interest. More than 1 billion hits have been recorded since its start in 2007. Meteoalarm is a unique initiative by Eumetnet, the public European weather services network within the World Meteorological Organization.

"Estonian weather service (EMHI) has observed online Meteoalarm.eu from it's public start. And now after testing period EMHI is happy to join the new and more detailed Meteoalarm. It is important, that our warnings will be also online for all European community. We expect a better cooperation with the public, the media and crisis management for weather related warning questions in Estonia", says Mr. Jaan Saar, Director General of EMHI.

The website offers a universally understood system using symbols and colour-coded maps with the latest warnings of expected severe weather over most of Europe for the next 24 and 48 hours. Wherever you are in Europe, clear, concise information will help you plan your travel, or any activity vulnerable to severe weather. Where, for example, might severe thunder and heavy rain cause flooding; what is the risk of an avalanche; might fog delay flights; and will hot, dry weather increase the risk of forest fires? Each region in the various countries is colour-coded on the map to represent four levels of warning: red to indicate exceptional risk from dangerous weather conditions, down through orange and yellow to green, indicating that severe weather is not expected. The site offers also a greyscale map for colour-blind people.

Meteoalarm is also a portal to the national warning systems: click on the logo of individual national meteorological weather services to visit their websites for additional regional information.

Eumetnet is developing close cooperation with Hydro experts for the further development of early warnings of flooding and heavy rain. At the end of June the meteorologists of Meteoalarm will meet Hydro experts from all over Europe at a Conference in Lelystad on hydrometeorology at Rijkswaterstaat National Water Management Centre, part of the Netherlands’ Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management


The following countries participate:

Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxemburg, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Folder Meteoalarm (pdf): Folder Meteoalarm

Brochure Meteoalarm (pdf): Brochure Meteoalarm

Further details are available from the project management at meteoalarm@zamg.ac.at
Change Language:  | BG | BS | CZ | DA | DE | EE | EN | ES | ES | ES | FI | FR | GR | HR | HU | IS | IT | LT | LV | ME | MK | MT | NL | NO | PL | PT | RO | RS | SI | SK | SV | VA