Urban Heat Maps

Beat the heat: Find cool spots in your city!

The impact of heat waves increases rapidly

Heat stress
+ m
vulnerable people currently exposed to heat stress
Economical losses
.4+ bn
climate-related economical losses in €, Europe 2023
People in cities
.8+ bn
people will be living in cities by 2050
the heat

The rapidly increasing number of heat-related deaths dramatically illustrates how the intricate balance of land use has become a pressing issue, especially as urban landscapes continue to expand and more people are moving from rural areas to cities every day. Heat waves are among the most dangerous natural hazards and especially vulnerable groups need to be protected from heat stress.

The meteoblue Urban Heat Maps provide hyperlocal forecasts designed specifically for city environments, providing both residents and town planners with the tools to assess the impact of climate change mitigation measures, such as the targeted introduction of green spaces into an urban environment.

Our heat maps demonstrate where small changes can make a big difference. By offering detailed meteorological insights and predictions, the meteoblue Urban Heat Maps enable urban developers, businesses, and inhabitants alike to make informed decisions towards an enhanced quality of life in the city. Such targeted actions contribute to a more comfortable and sustainable urban future, helping urban communities to flourish in spite of a changing climate.

Global Heat Monitor - Early detection of upcoming heat waves for cities worldwide

Is your city of interest not listed? No problem: New cities can be added to the interface within a few days. Please get in touch with us and our experts will get back to you shortly. Once the city has been added, the resulting map widget can be embedded into websites and applications in a matter of minutes.

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How to identify symptoms of heat stress

Heat exhaustion

  • Faint or dizzy
  • Excessive sweating
  • Cool, pale, clammy skin
  • Nausea or vomitting
  • Rapid, weak pulse
  • Muscle cramps
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To prevent heat exhaustion, please refer to the recommended measures outlined below.

Heat stroke

  • Throbbing headache
  • No sweating
  • High body temperature
  • Red, hot, dry skin
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid, strong pulse
  • May lose consciousness
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Heat stroke is a life-threatening condition: Seek immediate medical help or call your local emergency service number!

How to protect yourself and others from heat stress

Stay hydrated

Make sure that you have a constant supply of drinking water and remember to drink regularly. Encourage others to do the same.

Avoid direct sunlight
Keep your place cool
Reduce physical exercise
Take care of others
Heat stress protection

Urban Heat Maps close to you

The 10 m spatial resolution of the Urban Heat Maps is achieved through state-of-the-art high-resolution air temperature downscaling techniques based on meso-scale numerical weather prediction models and satellite imagery. Further, the optional coupling of the heat wave monitoring system with a physical weather station network makes it possible to verify and fine-tune the model data through ground-truth measurements, and to track the impact of implemented climate change mitigation measures.

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Cities with active City Climate Monitoring Systems

This project has received funding from European Union's "Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme" under the Grant Agreement 101004112.

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Hyperlocal Urban Wind Map - Showcase for Zurich

Beyond the high-resolution temperature display, the meteoblue Urban Heat Maps can be upgraded with a range of useful features, including a 7-day forecast option, real-time precipitation radar overlay, and the hyperlocal 2 m wind field animation, demonstrated above through the example of the digital twin of the city of Zurich, Switzerland.

City Climate Find out more about use cases, methods, partners and smart city monitoring solutions Learn more
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