Precise weather forecasts for sporting events

Stricter requirements regarding safety and infrastructure pose central challenges for every sporting event. Many customers from the sports sector, e.g. the Formula 1 Teams, rely on UBIMET’s highly precise weather data in order to better manage their sporting events.

Challenges for the sports sector

The requirements by international sports associations and the provisions regarding safety and infrastructure for sporting events continue to increase and become stricter. In addition to organizational and economic challenges, the organizers of sporting events are forced to deal with legal claims both before and after the events. Since many sporting events are held outdoors, the weather is a major factor affecting the safety of athletes and spectators. Precise weather data are thus an important asset in the safety management of sporting events.

Sports Industry Challenges:

  • How to protect players, fans and organizers from lightning?
  • How to manage courses and fields more efficiently?
  • How to operate sustainably?
  • How to leverage weather information for better planning?
  • Contingency planning for outdoor events

Better management of sporting events with the Weather Cockpit

In a compact online portal, the UBIMET Weather Cockpit offers all necessary information and data regarding current and future weather situations for the organizers of sporting events. Whether a thunderstorm approaches or high winds are picking up, the organizer receives timely information and can decide whether sporting events can be held or should be cancelled. Thus, the events can meet the sports associations’ requirements and ensure the safety of athletes and fans. In addition, the API interface “UBIMET: Connect” provides companies with a variety of solutions for the quick and easy integration of weather data into websites and applications.

UBIMET Solutions:



    • E-Mail and SMS alert when lightning is detected near the sports ground
    • Detection radius customizable to your needs
    • Alerts generated through the UBIMET patented lightning network
    • Accuracy of up to 250 feet

    • Hyperlocal severe weather alerts with pinpoint accuracy
    • Maximum lead time for severe thunderstorm, wind and rain events
    • Intuitive color-based alert system for quick decision-making
    • Unique independent alerts compiled by UBIMET meteorologists

    • Real-time overview of current weather conditions for the entire sports area on desktop and smartphone
    • High resolution forecasts for any point within the sports area on desktop and smartphone
    • All-Clear Alerts to keep weather-related interruptions as short as possible, but still keep people safe
    • Quickly and easily identify weather risk and potential disruptions
    • Up-to-the-minute information on severe weather expected to impact the sports area

    • Optimize watering by defining thresholds for precipitation probability and saturation deficit
    • Enhance patron safety by defining thresholds for thunderstorm probability