Discover the unprecedented accuracy of Weatherhood. Our dense network consists of cutting-edge meteorological sensors that have been strategically positioned just one to 10 kilometres apart in locations across Metro Vancouver and beyond—ensuring superior precision in weather data. And we exclusively employ Metos/Pessl Instruments sensors, known for their industry-leading reliability and accuracy.
Curious to know more about our remarkable sensor arrays? Dive deeper into the technology behind our exceptional weather service.
More State-of-the-art Stations. More Accurate Forecasting.
Environment Canada only has ~20 stations between Sechelt and Chilliwack using grid modeling, which doesn’t take realtime conditions into account
Weatherhood’s network includes 300% more sensors between Sechelt and Chilliwack than were previously in place, and updates forecast six times more often throughout the day.
Environment Canada only has ~20 stations between Sechelt and Chilliwack using grid modeling.
Weatherhood’s network includes 60+ stations between Sechelt and Chilliwack, using modern sensors providing ground truth data.
We operate a dense network of meteorological sensors strategically placed across Metro Vancouver and in communities beyond. Sensors are placed within one to ten kilometres of each other to ensure widespread coverage. Weatherhood uses Metos/Pessl Instruments sensors. Learn more about our sensor arrays.
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Weatherhood was created to deliver the most accurate local-weather information in history to hundreds of thousands of users across Metro Vancouver.
Our state-of-the-art sensors constantly monitor and capture weather data, which we then transform into comprehensive, user-friendly information. We take pride in offering an exceptional user experience through Weatherhood solutions and services.
Stay informed with ease and enjoy the convenience of accessing accurate, up-to-date weather information whenever you need it.
The benefits of our hyperlocal weather network include.
Our hyperlocal weather network delivers superior accuracy to the Metro Vancouver area. Unlike the region’s other networks, our strategically placed weather stations cover key cities including Vancouver, Surrey and North Vancouver, providing precise, neighbourhood-specific forecasts. Experience the confidence of tailored weather information for your location.
Local, Real-time Data
On temperature, humidity, wind speed, and precipitation, allowing individuals and organizations to stay informed and make decisions based on the latest information.
Weatherhood hyper-local weather data is used for climate and weather research at the University of British Columbia, providing valuable data and insights.
Metro Vancouver’s individuals, businesses, and emergency management agencies can better prepare for and respond to changing weather conditions.
Real-time warnings for severe weather, allowing individuals to stay safe and take appropriate action during severe weather events.
Using the power of weather-triggered advertising, we help business reach potential customers with relevant and helpful promotions based on real-time weather conditions.
Supporting Economic Growth
Weatherhood enables industries such as agriculture, energy, and construction to make informed decisions and respond to changing weather conditions.
Supporting Environmental Sustainability
Weatherhood provides accurate and relevant data to organizations and individuals working to protect and preserve the environment.
WHAT MAKES US
Hyperlocal weather networks use state-of-the-art sensors to provide more precise information for a specific location, while traditional weather networks use mathematical models to predict broader forecasts for larger regions. In Metro Vancouver, everyone has at least a few stories about how our traditional weather networks’ broad forecasts have failed us when it comes to the region’s unique and varied microclimates.
This differs from traditional weather networks in several ways, including:
A hyperlocal weather network typically covers a smaller geographic area, such as a neighbourhood, while a traditional weather network covers a larger region, such as a city, state, or even a country.
Uses more granular data and advanced technology to provide more precise and accurate weather forecasts, whereas traditional weather networks provide general forecasts for a larger region.
Frequency of Updates
More frequent updates, sometimes as often as every minute, whereas traditional weather networks typically provide updates every few hours.
Allows users to customize alerts and notifications based on their location and weather conditions, while traditional weather networks provide a one-size-fits-all approach to alerts and notifications.
How does weatherhood
compare to other weather services
Discover the unparalleled, hyperlocal accuracy that sets Weatherhood apart from other forecast providers. With our dense network of weather sensors—strategically positioned all across Metro Vancouver—we’ve redefined the standard for weather information.
Ground Truth vs Numerical Weather Predictions
Meteorological ground truth refers to actual weather conditions measured and observed on the ground. In contrast, a meteorological forecast or numerical weather prediction predicts future weather conditions. With the most accurate readings from the ground, Weatherhood can provide the most accurate meteorological forecasts. Meteorological forecasts are not actual observations of current weather conditions but rather an estimation of what weather conditions are likely to occur.
Today’s weather networks rely primarily on three factors to determine quality: proximity, sensor quality, and placement. How close together are weather data readings? How sensitive/accurate are the sensors? Were the sensors placed to capture accurate meteorological data?
Macro networks like those used by Environment Canada, Apple, and others rely on satellites, radar, and a few sensors on the ground. Those macro data points and numerical weather prediction (aka mathematical grid modelling) are used to guess or hypothesize about current conditions in a location and future where no current data is available. Macro Networks provide good high-level information about a region or city but do not understand or recognize individual neighbourhoods or microclimates, often resulting in highly inaccurate local weather information
Micro or citizen weather networks often comprise volunteer or citizen weather stations ranging from very inexpensive and inaccurate sensors to more expensive ones made for consumers. This type of network is similar to Weatherhood in the potential density of the network but lacks meteorological placement of the sensors, reliable quality sensors, and lack consistency required for a vital service. Consumers often neglect to maintain their stations and may take them offline at will.
Weatherhood uses data from our professionally developed and maintained network in combination with professional-level forecasting software that also includes macro weather data from radars and satellites, providing the best of both worlds for the most accurate weather information and forecasts ever.
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