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MetGIS Forecast Maps

You may use web-based MetGIS forecast maps on in three different versions. For a detailed comparison of these products, please click here. The versions are characterized by different levels of functionality and information content:

  • MetGIS Light: This free “trial version“ offers a limited amount of information and provides a first glimpse into the world of MetGIS. In this mode only a restricted number of forecast regions are available.
  • MetGIS Basic: Forecast maps of this version contain a number of highly useful additional features, for example 7-day predictions and the display of meteorological data for every single map point. These forecasts may only be ordered by private users (exceptions exist!) in our MetGIS webshop.
  • MetGIS Pro: This version for business customers features maximum functionality and offers individualized solutions. If you are interested in it, please contact us directly.

For easier navigation within these three versions on this website, a special color guiding system has been developed. Please here for more information.

Access to our Forecasts:

All MetGIS forecast maps can be viewed via our website If you have registered for MetGIS Basic or MetGIS Pro, please log in with your access data. In case you do not hold a valid password, you may still use the forecast maps available in MetGIS Light, which are free of charge.

Product Comparison

Comparison of the most important features of the products MetGIS Light, MetGIS Basic and MetGIS Pro

Feature MetGIS Light MetGIS Basic MetGIS Pro
Category of Clients no restrictions only private customers (exceptions: see our terms and conditions, section 2.2) business customers
Cost currently free depends on the ordered forecast maps; check the MetGIS Webshop depends on the specific service
Forecast access
possible without entering a password password-protected (obtain password in MetGIS Webshop) password-protected (please contact us directly to receive your password)
Support not guaranteed by email by email und telephone, promptly
Forecast service active since 2013 2014 2007
Number of forecast areas that can be viewed ca. 60 ca. 150 ca. 200,
(and more areas available on request)
Forecast range 2 days 7 days 7-15 days
Forecast update frequency 1-2 per day 1-2 per day 4 per day
Interval between two forecast times 3-6 hours 3 hours 1-3 hours
Tailor-made setup of forecast areas no no yes
Forecast values available at any point of the maps („Mouse Over-Effect“) no yes yes
Customized point forecasts after mouse click in maps available no yes yes
Customized route forecasts available no no yes
Information about forecast probabilities possible no no yes
Number of forecast parameters available ≥ 2 (temperature and precipitation, …) ≥ 4 (temperature, precipitation, snowfall, wind, …) ≥ 6 (standard parameters and individual parameters)
Forecast model used as base for MetGIS forecasts GFS GFS, WRF (depending on the forecast region) GFS, WRF and others (even such provided by the users)
Time availability of forecasts Lowest priority (forecasts calculated after those for paying customers) Medium priority Highest priority (forecasts will be calculated first)