This section provides information on weather conditions across the EU and neighbouring countries.The following weather indicators can be displayed as European-wide maps at 25x25 km resolution: Average, minimum and maximum temperature, climatic water balance, number of cold days, number of days with significant rainfall, number of hot days, rainfall and temperature sum. When applicable, the indicators are displayed as absolute values as well as compared to the long-term average (LTA).Alternatively, graphs can be selected to display the course of temperature, rainfall and the climatic water balance since the beginning of the year at country or sub-country level (only for EU Member States). The underlying data come from several thousands of meteorological stations.The weather maps are updated three times every month.Weather graphs are updated every 5 days.
This section provides information on the status and growth progress of crops across the EU. This information is based on crop simulations using the MARS Crop Yield Forecasting System. The following crops are addressed: Winter wheat, spring barley, grain maize, sunflower, potato, rye, sugar beet and oilseed rape.The following indicators can be displayed as European-wide maps at 25x25 km resolution: Crop development stage, precocity, relative soil moisture content, rainfall around sowing, rainfall around flowering, longest heatwave around flowering, rainfall around harvesting.
Alternatively, graphs can be selecvted to display crop development and the course of relative soil moisture content since the beginning of the season at country or sub-country level (only for EU Member States).The crop data are updated every ten days.
This section provides information on green biomass productivity across the EU, for arable land and pastures, as expressed by the fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (fAPAR).The biophysical variable fAPAR is derived from 10-daily composites of RED and NIR reflectances of METOP AVHRR imagery, at 1km spatial resolution An interpolation and smoothing procedure is applied to reduce the noise and to assure a better interpretability of the time-series. The data are updated every ten days.