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
With almost 40 years of lightning detection experience, no other company can match Xweather for quality, accuracy, and coverage. Vaisala is the primary source of lightning data for the U.S. Armed Forces, National Weather Service, Federal Aviation Administration, and many international commercial organizations.
// Reports + Statistics
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.
// Data + mapping
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. Sign up for our free trial and test-drive our most popular features at no cost for 30 days.
// Software solutions
Thunderstorm Manager delivers an all-in-one solution for lightning risk management, real-time storm monitoring, and lightning alert automation for any location worldwide. Cloud-based convenience and an intuitive interface let you monitor threats and alerts from any computer or mobile device. Don’t leave lightning to chance — start your free trial today.