Current weather models still facing challenges in accurately reproducing and forecasting precipitation. To assist the weather models’ observed precipitation, it is crucial to complement information about rainfall. In line with that, Meteomatics is delighted to announce the integration of additional satellite-based precipitation products into our API.
The new data sets enable us to offer more accurate precipitation data globally. The satellite-based precipitation products improve especially ground truth in South America, Africa and Southeast Asia. The spatially and temporally consistent and continuous 30-year rainfall data set, from 1981 to the near-present, allows us to put recent climate extremes into historical context. It can be used for trend analysis and seasonal drought monitoring or to assess and monitor large-scale rainfall patterns.
Following our philosophy, these new data also improve storm and hail products.