Rainfall often plays the major role in the event of flooding. Clear rainfall maps allow you to track and quantify rainfall. Animated radar images let you track rain clouds in real time. Straightforward graphs and maps display rainfall forecasts for the upcoming hours and days.
You can call up rainfall measurements for a point and for a catchment area, referred to as point rainfall and catchment area rainfall.
- Point rainfall is recorded by a pluviometer. Several tens of these pluviometers distributed across Flanders transmit new data every 30 minutes.
- Catchment area rainfall is calculated on the basis of radar images from the RMI (Royal Meteorological Institute). Predicted radar images enable us to forecast catchment area rainfall for the upcoming hours. Weather models are used for the slightly more distant future.
The rainfall table module contains a summary of the recorded point rainfall over the past 24 and 48 hours for the various pluviometers. You can sort each column. You can also view this data in the form of a map or graph. Tables, graphs and maps are also created for the predicted situation.
The predicted rainfall map module provides 4 tab sheets with the cumulative rainfall up to 36 hours ahead.