What we do
Quality made in Switzerland – making a difference by making big data small
meteoblue produces top-quality weather data – for any point on land or sea in the world.
Our products range from website content and mobile apps intended for the general public, to premium subscription products designed for private users and small companies, to business solutions tailored for our business partners.
Importantly, no single (also called “stand-alone” or “raw”) weather model is perfect. Depending on the weather situation, the location, the season, or even the time of day, one forecast might be more accurate than another.
That is why we take it one step further, and compute MultiModels. It is possible to imagine a MultiModel as an enhanced simulation model. To produce a MultiModel, we compare and contrast data from over 30 different weather models (both our own and 3rd party), and allow our proprietary artificial intelligence to combine them into the most likely forecast.
This is our approach to providing you with more than just raw weather and climate data. We offer the most accurate data on the market, tailored to the specific requirements of various use cases.
High-speed delivery of data & images
Simulations with maximum proven accuracy
Weather data for any place on Earth
Use case specific
Solutions according to your requirements
Broad time range
Gapless hourly data repository from 1940
Unique data range
Hundreds of variables, some proprietary
Early history of meteoblue – the founding story
The development of the meteoblue forecast started at the University of Basel, Switzerland, in 2002 when one of our founders, Mathias Müller, created numerical operational models for Switzerland, based on the American WRF by NOAA/NCEP, as a part of his PHD program in meteorology.
With the support of the University Computing Center, the models were displayed on the University Homepage in 2004 and quickly became popular with mountaineers, hikers and other weather enthusiasts, as well as with scientific and commercial actors, who used the offer because of its higher accuracy, 3-D availability and display (today they would say UIX) uniqueness.
In 2006, meteoblue AG as a company was founded, with the aim of ensuring reliable operational forecasts. At this point, an independent commercial computing infrastructure and product development was established.
History in brief - our innovations over time
|2004||First proprietary simulation model (NMM2, Switzerland) – was published on the website of the University of Basel, with 2 km spatial resolution, hourly intervals and daily updates|
|2005||Wind flow movie – we revolutionised weather data visualisation by adding particle animation overlay to the wind forecast map layer|
|2006||myMap Server – a unique tool to make your own meteorology maps – for everyone|
|2007||Astronomy seeing – we designed this comprehensive feature for astronomy enthusiasts, enabling them to view all necessary information in one simple chart|
|2007||More local domains (Europe, South America, South Africa, Asia) – we added continent-wide weather models covering the aforementioned locations|
|2008||Global location search – first service to enable users to search for any location globally|
|2008||rainSPOT – meteoblue revolutionised the display of precipitation in the vicinity of the given location|
|2008||where2go – find the sunniest areas in your vicinity – still the only one of its kind in 2023|
|2009||meteoMail – was launched – a daily e-mail service|
|2009||point+ – we unveiled our premium weather forecast service|
|2009||Cross-Sections – a unique diagram showing a vertical cut through thousands of kilometres of atmosphere, created for aviation and meteorology enthusiasts|
|2010||meteoScool – the first interactive weather- and climate-focused education program for students and educators|
|2010||Solar power forecasts – we developed a system of comprehensive B2B solutions for photovoltaic plants|
|2010||MOS forecasts for high precision requirements – we spearheaded a new high-accuracy post-processing technology for forecast and historical weather data|
|2010||meteo4me – the first iOS App which enabled access to the forecast for any place on Earth, including deserts and oceans|
|2011||Meteogram Climate – the first public climate comparison|
|2012||Android app – our first mobile app for Android users|
|2013||Weather archive – first global hourly weather history for every place in the world – started with 5 years, extended to 30 years in 2014|
|2014||MultiModel forecasts – first publicly available diagrams with multiple weather models|
|2015||Sea & Surf forecasts – we presented a new meteogram designed with all necessary information for outdoor activities close to the seashore|
|2015||Short-term verification diagram – the first meteogram showing users the accuracy of our forecast with actual measurements|
|2016||meteoblue iOS app – we built and launched our first version of the iOS app|
|2016||history+ – the first hourly global 30-year online weather archive for end users with data available within seconds|
|2017||Dynamic weather maps – the first fully zoomable web-based map interface displaying weather data via interactive weather maps|
|2017||Cross-Sections globally – a unique cut through thousands of kilometres of atmosphere and multiple model domains|
|2017||Real-time updates with observations – we improved our forecasts with observation data from more than 100'000 weather stations in real-time|
|2017||Risk assessment diagrams – a new set of meteograms designed to display the probability of weather-related risk|
|2017||meteoTV – we devised a digital signage service, tailored for publicly available screens|
|2018||Seasonal climate forecast – we added a forecast of climate conditions, showing the anticipated conditions for the next 6 months|
|2018||Dataset API – we revolutionised the weather data market by allowing access to our entire weather database via Dataset API|
|2018||mLM – meteoblue Learning MultiModel, a pionieering post-processing technique, comparing data from multiple forecast models against objective measurements, bringing forecasts to the highest publicly documented accuracy|
|2018||Package API – we launched a product for B2B clients, delivering pre-packaged weather data via a high-speed API|
|2019||Global satellite images – the first global high-resolution satellite imagery, displayed in our unique dynamic weather maps interface|
|2020||City climate services – the first real-time urban weather service designed for urban climate monitoring|
|2020||Microsoft Flight Simulator – meteoblue provides detailed weather data that enable uniquely realistic flying scenes|
|2020||Global satellite and radar composite – first seamless satellite and radar composite available globally, producing a unique weather data visualisation|
|2021||meteoblue Ad-free – a new way of using our features and services, without ads or any form of tracking|
|2021||Global Weather warnings – displaying regional weather warnings for almost all countries of the world|
|2022||Climate predictions – meteoblue is the first company to introduce a series of climate diagrams, displaying climate change simulations based on different IPCC climate change scenarios, available to the general public|
|2022||Historical satellite maps – the first service to make historical satellite maps available on a web platform – worldwide|
|2022||ISO-9001 certification – proving the quality of our services, organisation and staff|