Better Understand Weather Risk to Avoid Unexpected Claims & Maintain Value of Assets

Global weather & climate insights available through a convenient api endpoint

Weather and Climate One Stop Shop for the Insurance industry

Meteomatics' API is helping insurance organizations across the globe quickly & easily obtain accurate weather insights to better inform decision making. 

Meteomatics’ API contains information to help the insurance industry overcome some of the main challenges brought by severe weather and a changing climate:

  • Understand the impact of severe weather events by accessing Meteomatics comprehensive historical weather database.

  • Assess severity of forecasted weather & obtain comprehensive understanding of current weather conditions, by accessing Meteomatics extensive database of global observations, satellite and radar imagery. Plus thousands of weather parameters, including precipitation, thunderstorms, lightning and many more.

  • Utilize Meteomatics global ensemble forecasts and tropical storms tracks, to get insights into likely tracks and storm intensity for risk awareness and inform operational decision making

  • Determine the return period for a severe weather event and recognise the likelihood of a similar event occurring within over a defined period of time.

  • Apply downscaled global reanalysis data to train machine learning and artificial intelligence based applications (data coverage:1979 to present).

Meteomatics API is already trusted by some of the worlds largest insurers and reinsurers, delivering valuable insights to achieve innovative solutions that can reduce risks & costs, for both insurers & policyholders, all becoming increasingly important as many parts of the world are experiencing more frequent severe weather.

Obtain weather intelligence on areas of most interest to the insurance industry:

  • Precipitation (rain, freezing rain, snow, sleet, drizzle, graupel and hail)
  • Wind speed & gusts
  • Thunderstorms & lightning
  • Flooding (flood forecasts & tidal model)
  • Tropical Cyclone Ensembles & Storm Tracks
  • Return period
  • Weather alerts & warnings

The richness and usability of Meteomatics Weather API

Meteomatics API contains petabytes of weather data to organizations operating within the insurance and reinsurance industry to help them innovate, realize efficiencies and improve safety. 

Meteomatics’ Weather API offers a rich database of global forecasts, covering all time scales: historic nowcast, forecast out to 10 days, seasonal, observational data. Plus, Meteomatics’ API now also includes climate projections out to 2100, covering the 5 IPPC social economic pathways. Giving uses the opportunity to request data covering all weather and climate time periods 1978 - 2100 using a single API query.

Meteomatics API also applies its world leading post processing techniques and proprietary platform (Meteocache) to create incredible detail and forecast accuracy, downscaling global forecasts to 90 meters horizontal resolution and reducing timesteps down to 5 minutes for applicable parameters. Giving users unrivalled forecasts to gain a better understanding of the meteorological environment.

Meteomatics’ API gives business the opportunity to further improve customer satisfaction and retention with Meteomatics weather alerts and severe weather warnings, which can also help insurers reduce the number of claims the recieve, assit policyholders mitigate some of the risks of severe weather and save costs for both businesses and policy holders.

All of Meteomatics rich and accurate weather and environmental data is made accessible through a single entry point: Meteomatics’ RESTful API. Created with ease of use at the heart of its design. Users can simply create a single API query to request all the weather and climate information held in Meteomatics’ database, then choose their preferred programming language and integrate the requested data with one of the many data connectors Meteomatics support. 

Trial Meteomatics API today so you can see for yourself the richness of Meteomatics’ database, the accuracy and unrivalled detail of Meteomatics API, and the beauty of the API. Experience how you can quickly and easily obtain accurate weather insights to better inform decision making.  

  

Weather Parameters for the Energy Market

Meteomatics Weather API offers a vast amount of information tailored to your specific needs, next to standard weather parameters. Explore our constantly growing list of more than 3'000 parameters.

Solar Power in kW and MW

 

  • Installed capacity
  • Tracking type fixed
  • Tracking type azimuth-tracking
  • Tracking type tilted-north-south-tracking
  • Tracking type full tracking
  • Solar panel tilt in degrees
  • Solar panel tilt orientation
  • Solar panel critical snow depth
wind-power

Wind Power in kW and MW

  • Wind speed
  • Wind speed U and V components
  • Mean, maximum or minimum wind speed
  • Wind direction
  • Wind gusts
power line

Power Line Oscillation

Power line oscillation warning for the past 24 hours

The Weather API helps SBB to enhance their railway operations

Challenge

Weather impacts a railway provider`s daily business in many ways. The number of travellers is highly dependent on local weather conditions and for the railway network to be able to operate at a higher frequency requires more precise planning for both schedule and increased energy consumption.

Solution

The Meteomatics Weather API provides precise hyper-local forecasts for all relevant meteorological parameters along a specific route. By downloading that data and overlaying it with the energy consumption along a route, the Swiss Federal Railways, SBB, was able to align the energy consumption of their trains with the local weather conditions like wind, ice and dew. As a result of this success the API is now in the process of being integrated throughout the whole railway service from the planning of snow ploughing and tracking heating to the tourism advertisements.

"Using Meteomatics meteorological expertise and it's weather API, SBB could test its hypothesis and determine what causes variations in energy consumption. We are delighted with the results of our partnership with Meteomatics and are increasingly integrating its weather api into our operations, allowing SBB to improve operational planning and reduce operating costs."

Creating hyper-localised forecasts using Meteomatics Meteodrones

Rail networks, operators and passengers are often impacted by severe weather, accurately forecasting these events and possible impacts can be very challenging. 

The lack of weather observations in the lower part of the atmosphere (called the primary boundary layer), can directly impact the accurate prediction of severe weather events, such as fog, hail, severe localised rainfall and thunderstorms.

Meteomatics has designed and manufactured its own fleet of weather drones, called Meteodrones. Meteodrones are engineered specifically for collecting weather observations and can operate in some of the most challenging weather conditions (e.g. severe thunderstorms – test flights have been completed with NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory in the USA). Plus, they are certified to fly beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) and can fly up to 6 km into the atmosphere, collecting weather observations throughout.

Meteodrones can be stationed in almost any location and piloted remotely to allow for the capture of observations in areas of interest or where there is a requirement for a hyper-localised weather forecast.

Meteomatics ingests the data captured by its Meteodrones and other observations to run its limited area model, creating a weather forecast that excels in predictions of fog, icing, thunderstorms, severe localised rainfall and lightning.

Meteomatics has proven the value its Meteodrones bring to the weather industry, participating in trials, which resulted in the world's most revered meteorological and hydrological organisations purchasing their own fleet of Meteodrones! Plus, the creation of a hyper-localised forecast for Zurich airports runways.