Weather cameras

In order to obtain information on the current weather conditions along Switzerland's main flight paths, MeteoSwiss operates a camera network with around 35 weather cameras (webcams). The cameras primarily serve to monitor the weather along the main flight paths. The angle and location of the cameras are set specifically for the purpose of monitoring weather conditions, and provide an insight into the terrain and mountain passes that are key for air traffic. The cameras save a panoramic image every ten minutes. During twilight hours, an infrared filter is employed to make optimum use of the remaining light. This also ensures the generation of high-quality black and white panoramic images in low-light conditions and makes it easier for meteorologists to monitor the aviation weather and provide forecasts on a continuous basis.

Data and Resources

Additional information

Identifier
d3fb5971-b21b-433f-aa27-2fa8adb76248@bundesamt-fur-meteorologie-und-klimatologie-meteoschweiz
Title for URL of the dataset
wetterkameras4
Schedule the publication of the dataset
Issued date
July 3, 2018
Modification date
October 25, 2019
Update interval
Continuous
Temporal coverage
-
Name
Bundesamt für Meteorologie und Klimatologie
Contact points
kundendienst@meteoschweiz.ch
Languages
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
Url
https://www.meteoschweiz.admin.ch/home/messwerte.html?param=messnetz-webcams
Relations
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Terms of use
NonCommercialAllowed-CommercialAllowed-ReferenceRequired
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