Severe weather warnings protects against damages

Insurance companies optimise their combined ratio: With UBIMET’s early severe weather warnings, insurance companies can help their customers prevent damages or keep them to the absolute minimum.

Looking for current severe weather warnings in Austria, Germany or Switzerland?

With its Severe Weather Centers, UBIMET issues severe weather warnings to the public regarding heavy rain, thunderstorms, gales, snow or freezing rain.


Severe weather warnings as a service

Severe weather warnings are sent out via SMS, e-mail or push notification between 48 hours to 15 minutes prior to the arrival of a severe weather event. The alerts concern significant weather events such as thunderstorms, gales, heavy rain, freezing rain or snow. The warnings also cover hurricanes and tropical cyclones in the USA and Australia.

Insurance customers receive individual, early and reliable warnings – giving them the opportunity to take precautionary measures in a timely manner.

How do insurance companies benefit from the severe weather warnings?

The severe weather warnings service benefits insurance companies and insurance customers alike:

Recipients of the alert have the opportunity to immediately implement measures. Surveys show that customers close their windows, secure garden furniture and park vehicles in the garage, among other actions. This helps to minimise damages or, ideally, avoid them entirely.

Your company is shown as the sender of the severe weather warning. This additional contact is positively perceived by the insured and strengthens customer loyalty. In addition, insurance companies providing this service are perceived by their customers as innovative and customer-oriented. Moreover, this service contributes to keeping customer data current.

Precise warnings and highly developed transmission

The highest level of reliability regarding severe weather warnings is not only ensured by a progressive, multi-step process, but also by means of location-specific weather analysis and warnings generated with modern, high end technology.

The transmission process was developed in conjunction with the Fraunhofer Institute and has been ISO certified. This ensures that thousands of severe weather warnings reach their recipients very quickly and in a timely manner.

Kundenzufriedenheit: 98%
Customer satisfaction: 98%
Schadenprävention: 42% der Kunden berichten, dass sie aufgrund der Warnungen bereits einen Schaden verhindern konnten
Claims prevention: 42% of customers report that they have already been able to prevent damage due to the warnings
46% Weiterempfehlungsrate und Weiterleitung der Warnungen an durchschnittlich 3,3 weitere Personen.
46% recommendation rate, and forwarding of warnings to an average of 3.3 other people

*Average values from 3 surveys with a total of 4,500 interviews in the period 2017-2019 in Europe

Your benefits from the severe weather warnings:

  • Prevention and reduction of damage to property and persons
  • Optimisation of the combined ratio
  • Strengthened customer loyalty
  • Supports the image as a service-oriented insurance company
  • Increased potential for cross- and up-selling
  • Updating of customer data
  • Recommendation by the customer to family & friends

Want to integrate hyperlocal weather insights into your own systems?

With the UBIMET API “UBI:Connect” it’s easy to create a connection between your systems and UBIMET’s high-quality hyper-local weather database. Find out more on our dedicated weather API page or ask for more information below.

UBIMET Connect Weather Data API

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