Lightning Detection

The impact of lightning can be severe. It can destroy assets and property, halt business operations, interrupt travel and even put lives in danger. Vaisala understands the challenges and brings the comprehensive, reliable solutions you need.


fewer sensors needed for greater accuracy


lightning detection networks installed globally


countries with successful lightning network establishments


years of proven weather measurement technology

Real-Time Lightning Detection & Data

For more than 30 years, Vaisala has created the most accurate lightning detection products and services. Our customers trust Vaisala technology to help them make critical operational and safety decisions based on real-time storm and lightning data. Whatever your needs, the Vaisala team can help you create your own monitoring network or leverage the power of our real-time global lightning data. Applications include:

  • Airport operations
  • Weather forecasting
  • Emergency response
  • Incident investigation
  • Maritime operations

Annual Lightning Report

Each year we release data from the National Lightning Detection Network and Global Lightning Dataset GLD360 which monitor all lightning activity across the continental United States, as well as globally. Download your copy of the 2019 Annual Lightning Report.


ILDC/ILMC Conference

The ILDC/ILMC (International Lightning Detection Conference/International Lightning Meteorology Conference) is a scientific conference focused on lightning detection topics and meteorological applications for lightning data.