Superior lightning strike detection, anywhere

The trusted leader in providing reference grade lightning detection data, software, and systems, enabling you to operate efficiently and safely, or build robust forecast models.


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    Precision Lightning Networks

    With an increasing demand to understand ever-changing meteorological phenomena, the need to dig deeper into weather data to make well-informed decisions is stronger than ever.

    Vaisala provides the best accuracy through top quality and highly precise lightning detection networks, visualization tools and network management.

    IRIS Focus Lightning Threat Zone

    Real-time lightning detection & data



    For more than 30 years, Vaisala has created the most accurate lightning detection products and services. Our customers trust Vaisala technology to help them make critical operational and safety decisions based on real-time storm and lightning data. Whatever your needs, the Vaisala team can help you create your own monitoring network or leverage the power of our real-time global lightning data.

    Applications include:

    • Warning for personnel safety
    • Analysis for Asset Damage and Wildfire
    • Meteorology and Forecasting Severe Weather
    Find out more about Vaisala's Xweather products

    Warning for personnel safety

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    Worker safety and operational efficiency represent chief priorities for most organizations. When it comes to severe weather threats and disruptions, Vaisala offers a reliable, comprehensive, and streamlined way to maximize both safety and operational efficiency.

    Find out more about Vaisala's Xweather products

    Analysis for asset damage and wildfire

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    Hundreds of billions of dollars of damage globally each year from thunderstorms alone. At least 1/3 of power outages are caused by thunderstorms, and lightning causes the majority of wildfire acreage burned.

    Vaisala provides accurate and reliable lightning data to support organizations in power transmission and wind energy, and helps land and forestry agencies manage the impact of thunderstorms.

    Find out more about Vaisala's Xweather products

    Optimizing the wind energy life cycle

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    Lightning is among the most under-addressed risks in wind energy. From construction and turbine selection to operational continuity, crucial decisions are affected by a site’s daily and long-term lightning patterns.

    Vaisala’s lightning solutions are optimized for the most important needs and use cases in wind energy. They rely on the best lightning detection networks anywhere, and each is easy to integrate into existing systems for quick, reliable value.

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    Contact our industry experts to see Vaisala’s real-time and historical lightning data, software solutions, or receive lightning alerts near you, anywhere in the world. We’re here to help!

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