Lightning Detection

The impacts of lightning can be severe, affecting assets and property, business operations, travel, and even our recreational activities. Vaisala understands the challenges lightning can bring to your business and operations. For over 30 years, we have created products and services that deliver lightning data that our customers trust to assist their critical decision-making.


fewer sensors needed for greater accuracy


lightning detection networks installed globally


countries with successful lightning network establishments


years of proven weather measurement technology

Meteorological agencies around the world, the aviation industry, utilities, renewable energy generation, defense agencies, maritime operations, and other agencies depend on Vaisala’s accurate, timely lightning data to better serve their customers and you can too. Our trusted solutions support your operations, whether you want to operate your own network, or rely on lightning data and decision support provided by us. You can always find the best possible solution by combining precision networks, single point sensors, global lightning data, lightning applications and support services. Our technologies allow you to protect lives and property, make timely, confident decisions, and mitigate the impact of lightning on your operations. 

Lightning Networks

Learn why meteorological agencies around the world rely on Vaisala lightning technologies to improve forecasts, severe weather warnings, and keep their economies moving forward.

Airport Lightning

Increase Safety and Minimize Downtimes at Airports

Thunderstorms, lightning and weather associated with lightning can cause challenges not only for pilots but also for entire airport operations. An airport committed to safety and efficiency is aware of weather's impact on its operations.

Lightning Over Town

Join us at the 2018 ILDC/ILMC

The ILDC/ILMC (International Lightning Detection Conference/International Lightning Meteorology Conference) is a scientific conference focused on lightning detection topics and meteorological applications for lightning data. The theme of the 2018 conference is Connecting Research & Applications, and it will be held March 12-15, 2018 at the Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

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