Use Weather on the Live Map Toolbar

Click on the Weather icon on the Live Map Toolbar. All Weather option will be brought out.

 

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By default, the first option is Wind barbs. For more information on how to use this option, please click here.

Clicking anywhere in the sea area on the Live Map will prompt the Sea Meteogram to appear. There you can find a handful of useful information, in the form of straightforward graphs, such as the wind speed, the wave height and wave period in the are selected.

 

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Note: This feature is available as a stand-alone service. To purchase it, please click here.

 

Now, lets take a closer look at the different layers that you can use with Weather:

  

Wind (Speed & Direction)

This layer combines 2 important pieces of information, the wind speed and the wind direction. The different colours on the map represent the speed measured in kn (Knot) while the wind direction is represented by an arrow pointing to the direction to which the wind blows.

 

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The metric bar in this layer (right hand side) shows the colour variation that indicates the kn.

 

Wind flow

This layer combines the same information as the previous one. However in this case the wind direction is represented by an arrow that provides a more accurate and specific representation of the direction.

 

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The metric bar in this layer (right hand side) shows the colour variation that indicates the kn.

 

Wind gust

This layer displays the speed of wind gusts at 10 m above ground. It is expressed in kn (Knot) and visualised with colours.

 

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The metric bar in this layer (right hand side) shows the colour variation that indicates the kn.

 

Wave height-direction

This layer combines 2 important pieces of information, wave height and the wave direction. The different colours on the map represent the height measured in m (Metre) while the direction is represented by an arrow pointing to the direction.

 

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The metric bar in this layer (right hand side) shows the colour variation that indicates the m.

 

Wind wave height

This layer displays the wind waves, with different colours on the map that represent the height measured in m (Metre). Wind waves are defined as surface waves that occur on the surface of bodies of water and are caused by the local wind.

 

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The metric bar in this layer (right hand side) shows the colour variation that indicates the m.

 

Wind wave period

This layer displays the time period of wind waves with different colours on the map that represent the time measured in s (Second). More specifically, the period of wind waves is the time in seconds between two waves.

 

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The metric bar in this layer (right hand side) shows the colour variation that indicates the s.

 

Currents

This layer displays the ocean currents, with different colours on the map that represent their speed measured in kn (Knot) and arrows that show the direction.

 

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The metric bar in this layer (right hand side) shows the colour variation that indicates the kn.

 

Swell height

This layer displays the swell waves, with different colours on the map that represent the height measured in m (Metre). Swells waves are generated by wind associated with the oceans, and have travelled long distances.

 

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The metric bar in this layer (right hand side) shows the colour variation that indicates the m.

 

Swell period

This layer displays the time period of swell waves with different colours on the map that represent the time measured in s (Second). More specifically, the period of swell waves is the time in seconds between two waves.

 

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The metric bar in this layer (right hand side) shows the colour variation that indicates the s.

 

Visibility

This layer displays the distance at which an object can be clearly seen. This horizontal visibility is visualised with colours measuring in m (Metre).

 

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The metric bar in this layer (right hand side) shows the colour variation that indicates the m.

 

Temperature

This layer displays the temperature at the indicated time. Like all temperature layers, it is expressed in degrees °C (Celsius) and visualised with colours.

 

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The metric bar in this layer (right hand side) shows the colour variation that indicates the °C.

 

Max. temperature (last 24 h)

This layer displays the highest temperature that occurred in the last 24 hours. Like all temperature layers, it is expressed in degrees °C (Celsius) and visualised with colours.

 

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The metric bar in this layer (right hand side) shows the colour variation that indicates the °C.

 

Min. temperature (last 24 h)

This layer displays the lowest temperature that occurred in the last 24 hours. Like all temperature layers, it is expressed in degrees °C (Celsius) and visualised with colours.

 

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The metric bar in this layer (right hand side) shows the colour variation that indicates the °C.

 

Clouds & Precipitation 3h

This layer combines 2 important pieces of information, the cloud cover and the precipitation in the indicated time period of 3 hours. Precipitation is displayed with colours, while the clouds are shaded in gray, in accordance with the density.

 

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The metric bar in this layer (right hand side) shows the colour variation that indicates the mm.

 

Cloud cover (density)

This layer displays the density of the cloud cover. Grey means denser, while white means less dense.

 

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There is no metric bar for this layer.

 

Precipitation 3h

This layer displays the precipitation within the indicated time period of 3 hours. Precipitation is the deposition of water to the Earth's surface, in the form of rain, snow, ice or hail. All precipitation quantities are expressed in mm (Millimetre) that is here displayed with colours.

 

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The metric bar in this layer (right hand side) shows the colour variation that indicates the mm.

 

Precipitation probability

This layer displays the probability of precipitation amounts greater than 0.1 mm. The probability is shown by colours in % (Percentage) and can be defined as the frequency with which precipitation occurs, in this case in 20 different forecast calculations that provide the final estimation.

 

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The metric bar in this layer (right hand side) shows the colour variation that indicates the %.

 

Snowfall (last 24h)

This layer displays the total amount of fallen snow accumulated on the surface in the last 24 hours. It is expressed in cm (Centimetre) and visualised with colours.

 

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The metric bar in this layer (right hand side) shows the colour variation that indicates the cm.

 

Relative humidity

This layer displays the relative humidity in % (Percentage) and visualized with colours. The relative humidity describes the amount of water that is carried by the air, and it affects the development of clouds and precipitation.

 

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The metric bar in this layer (right hand side) shows the colour variation that indicates the %.

 

Risk (last 24h)

This layer displays the division of weather related risk conditions of the previous 24 hours. Each of this weather event is visualised with a specific colour:

  • Frost - Danger of frost is displayed by a blue surface on the map.
  • Wind - The 3 different levels for wind risk are represented in different colours on the map. Yellow are gusts of wind with a speed of over 50 km/h, orange is gusts of wind with a speed of over 70 km/h and red is gusts of wind with a speed of over 115 km/h.
  • Precipitation - The 3 different stages for precipitation risk are represented in different colours on the map and are measured in mm. Yellow means that the precipitation is greater than 50 mm, orange that is greater than 70 mm and finally red that is greater than 90 mm.

 

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Sea level pressure

This layer displays the air pressure at sea level in hPa (Hectopascal), visualised with isobars and colours. Air pressure affects a number of natural phenomena, such the oxygen availability, cloud formation and thunderstorms.

 

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The metric bar in this layer (right hand side) shows the colour variation that indicates the hPa.