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Your one-stop shop for accessing the world’s leading lightning detection network.

Superior worldwide lightning detection with unrivaled local accuracy.

No one captures more lightning data.

We detect and report more than two billion lightning strikes every year, all within seconds of the flash. Our global detection network provides reliable lightning information with unsurpassed location accuracy across land and sea, even in the most remote areas beyond the range of radars and satellites.

Single-source access with global coverage.

We provide single-source access to standardized global thunderstorm and lightning data 24 hours a day with 99.99+% uptime without the need to purchase or maintain additional equipment or systems. Our premier lightning detection network is accurate within 100 meters in the U.S. and 1 km globally.

Industry's most-trusted lightning data.

When it comes to safety, your decisions demand the best data. With over 30 years of lightning detection experience, no other company can match Xweather for quality, accuracy, and coverage. We serve the U.S. National Weather Service, the Federal Aviation Administration, and many commercial organizations.

Reports + Statistics

See why 2022 was a year of extremes for lightning.

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 - Annual report

Data + Mapping

Global lightning data at your fingertips.

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 & solutions today. Sign up for our free trial and test-drive our most popular features at no cost for 30 days.

Lightning - Real-time data

Software Solutions

A Software as a Service solution for storm monitoring and alerts.

When downtime costs thousands of dollars per minute, a fast and accurate assessment of thunderstorm risks is critical for maximizing operational efficiency while ensuring worker safety.

Xweather’s Thunderstorm Manager delivers an all-in-one solution for real-time storm monitoring and automated alerts at the global, national, regional, and local scales, all without needing to purchase or maintain your lightning detection equipment. Cloud-based convenience and an intuitive, browser-based interface let you monitor threats and alerts from any computer or mobile device with an internet connection. Don’t leave lightning to chance — start your free trial today.

Lightning - Software solutions

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Whatever your lightning data needs, we're here to help. Get in touch today, and let us put our expertise to work for you.