Watch the world”s weather LIVE Interactive 3D map shows rain, wind and hurricanes


The interactive online map, known as MeteoEarth, takes a global look at the rainfall, cloud cover, wind patterns and temperatures on our planet.

Users can zoom in and out and around the 3D globe to find out the weather everywhere from their local area to the remotest parts of the world. 

They can also see rain fronts coming in, watch the jetstream, following moving clouds and track hurricanes and typhoons in tropical climes. 

Watch this 3D map, powered by MeteoGroup, below to see the weather across the globe in real time. 

The MeteoEarth map is free to view on its website and is also available as a paid-for app for Android phones, iPhones and iPads.  

The app’s website says: “Adapted from a professional weather broadcast tool used by TV presenters around the world, and employing high-end gaming technology, never before used in a weather app, the stunning graphics on MeteoEarth bring the weather to life.

“Navigate the 3D globe at the touch of a button, spin seamlessly from place to place, zoom in on a rain front moving over Europe then pan out to see a hurricane approaching Florida. 

“With MeteoEarth, seeing is believing! You don’t need to be a weather enthusiast to love MeteoEarth.” 

MeteoGroup has said it aims to give people an awe-inspiring view of the world’s weather even if they have no prior meteorological experience 

The weather data used in the 3D map comes from a forecast model by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).

Varun Thunuguntla, business unit manager at MeteoGroup, said: “The weather forecasts are based on ECMWF, and depending on the meteorological parameter that is chosen the forecasts are refreshed twice a day. 

“The social layer, however, is real time and tropical storms are updated much more frequently.”

MeteoGroup is a private weather organisation based in Europe with forecasting offices in the UK and 13 other countries across the world. 

Its other paid-for weather app WeatherPro features seven-day forecasts and information for more than two million locations worldwide.