From record-breaking volcanic eruptions to snowstorms, hurricanes, and drought — 2022 was a year of extremes for lightning. Our annual report highlights and explains the most remarkable lighting events and trends of the year with comprehensive rankings, charts, and maps of lightning activity in 2022.
Lightning can start wildfires, cause power outages, and damage infrastructure. Monitoring lightning in real-time and analyzing long-term trends is essential for protecting life and property and understanding changes to our climate.
Why measure lightning?
What is the source of the data?
Vaisala is the trusted leader for end-to-end lightning solutions enabling you to operate efficiently and safely.
The Xweather lightning API meets the demands of developers, product managers, and data scientists across industries with access to our best-in-class lightning data. With easy integration, advanced geospatial capabilities, and industry-leading support, our lightning API for developers is ready to power your weather-influenced applications and solutions today.
Storm monitoring software
Xweather Thunderstorm Manager provides real-time storm monitoring and automated alerts at global, national, regional, and local scales, without needing to purchase or maintain your own lightning detection equipment. Cloud-based convenience and an intuitive, browser-based interface let you monitor lightning threats and alerts from any computer or mobile device.