Saturday, August 02, 2008

Red alert – freak weather on your destination!

This is most certainly not the weather you would like to meet at your destination, unless you are one of the few chasing twisters in the mid western states of the US. For the rest of us, freak weather conditions are to be avoided or lived through with as little danger as possible. For those travelling in Europe there is a site that may alert you to extreme weather on the continent. Meteoalarm prepares you not only for conditions as thunderstorms, heavy rain or wind, but also severe drought and heat on your destination.

Today, July 31st there are orange alert warning of thunder hand high temperatures in parts of France, Belgium, UK, Germany and Austria, due to thunder and/or high temperatures. There are yellow alert issued for 10 other countries.

The parameters in the alert system are:
  • Avalanches
  • Coastal event
  • Extreme high temperature
  • Extreme low temperature
  • Fog
  • Forest fires
  • Heat
  • Rain
  • Snow/Ice
  • Thunderstorm

So here you will find perilous weather phenomena for all seasons. The site is updated daily, and should keep you informed or prepared on what weather that may come your way.

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