Frost Warning | Heavy Rain Warning | Incessant Rain Warning | Snow Warning | Wind Warning | Thunderstorm Warning | Satellite-based Thunderstorm Warning

Weather Warnings

All weather warning parameters are inspired by the descriptions of the DWD.

Frost

This parameter indicates if there is any frost.

frost_warning_<interval>:idx

Available intervals: 1h, 2h, 3h, 6h, 12h, 24h

WarningDescriptionLimits
0No frostTemperature > 0°C
1FrostTemperature from -9 °C to -1°C
2Severe FrostTemperature < -10°C

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Heavy Rain Warning

This parameter indicates if any heavy rain events will occur in a given time interval.

heavy_rain_warning_<interval>:idx

Available intervals: 1h, 2h, 3h, 6h, 12h, 24h

WarningDescriptionLimits for 1hLimits for 6h
0No severe rainfall< 15mm< 20mm
1Heavy Rainfall15mm to 25mm20 mm to 35mm
2Severe Heavy Rainfall25mm to 40mm35 mm to 60mm
3Extreme Heavy Rainfall> 40mm> 60mm

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Incessant Rain Warning

This parameter indicates if any incessant rain events will occur in a given time interval. A rain event is defined incessant if it lasts for at least 60 minutes.

incessant_rain_warning_<interval>:idx

Available intervals: 12h, 24h, 48h, 72h

WarningDescriptionLimits for 12hLimits for 24hLimits for 48hLimits for 72h
0No incessant rainfall< 25mm< 30mm< 40mm< 60mm
1Incessant Rainfall25mm to 40mm30mm to 50mm40mm to 60mm60mm to 90mm
2Severe Incessant Rainfall40mm to 70mm50mm to 80mm60mm to 90mm90mm to 120mm
3Extreme Incessant Rainfall> 70mm> 80mm> 90mm> 120mm

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Snow Warning

This parameter indicates if any severe snow fall will occur in a given time interval.

snow_warning_<interval>:idx

Available intervals: 1h, 2h, 3h, 6h, 12h, 24h, 48h

WarningDescriptionLimits for 1hLimits for 6hLimits for 12hLimits for 24hLimits for 48h
0No severe snowfall< 1cm
1Snowfall< 1cm< 5cm< 10cm< 15cm< 20cm
2Snowfallbelow 800m: 1cm to 2cmabove 800m: 1cm to 4cmbelow 800m: 5cm to 10cmabove 800m: 5cm to 20cmbelow 800m: 10cm to 15cmabove 800m: 10cm to 30cmbelow 800m: 15cm to 30cmabove 800m: 15cm to 40cm20cm to 50cm
3Heavy Snowfallbelow 800m: 2cm to 4cmabove 800m: 4cm to 6cmbelow 800m: 10cm to 20cmabove 800m: 20cm to 30cmbelow 800m: 15cm to 25cmabove 800m: 30cm to 50cmbelow 800m: 30cm to 40cmabove 800m: 40cm to 60cm50cm to 70cm
4Extreme Heavy Snowfallbelow 800m: > 4cmabove 800m: > 6cmbelow 800m: > 20cmabove 800m: > 30cmbelow 800m: > 25cmabove 800m: > 50cmbelow 800m: > 40cmabove 800m: > 60cm> 70cm

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Wind Warning

This parameter indicates if any dangerous wind speeds will occur in a given time interval. Wind speeds are considered dangerous if they exceed 50 km/h.

wind_warning_<interval>:idx

Available intervals: 1h, 2h, 3h, 6h, 12h, 24h

WarningDescriptionLimits
0No severe wind conditions< 50km/h
1Wind Gusts50km/h to 64km/h
2Squall65km/h to 89km/h
3Severe Squall90km/h to 104km/h
4Violent squall105km/h to 119km/h
5Gale-Force Winds120km/h to 139km/h
6Extreme Gale-Force Winds> 140km/h

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Thunderstorm Warning

This parameter indicates if any thunderstorms will occur in a given time interval.

tstorm_warning_<interval>:idx

Available intervals: 1h, 2h, 3h, 6h, 12h, 24h

WarningDescriptionCriteria
0No thunderstorms
1ThunderstormOccurrence of electric discharge
2Heavy thunderstormOccurrence of electric discharge in combination with strong gale, heavy rain or hail
3Severe thunderstormOccurrence of electric discharge in combination with strong gale, heavy rain or hail where at least on accompanying feature has warning level
4Severe thunderstorm with extreme squalls and heavy rainfallOccurrence of electric discharge in combination with strong gale, heavy rain or hail where at least on accompanying feature has allerting level

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Satellite-based Thunderstorm Warning

Satellite-based parameter for detection of thunderstorms. The index provides values between 0 and 3:

sat_storm_warning:idx
ValueMeaning
0No storm cells present
1Storm cells present
2Heavy thunderstorms
3Severe thunderstorms

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