Weather Events

Parameter Description
Precipitation
  • Slight to moderate precipitation.
  • In the case of orographical forcing, moderate to heavy precipitation
  • In winter season, snow or freezing rain are possible
Temperature
  • Rises after the passage of the frontal area.
Wind (incl. gusts)
  • No significant feature
Other relevant information
  • Risk of moderate to severe icing
  • For Alpine countries and regions on windward side of mountains: Detached Warm Fronts are the most active Warm Front types.

04 January 2005/00.00 UTC - Meteosat 8 IR 10.8 image; weather events (green: rain and showers, blue: drizzle, cyan: snow, red: thunderstorm with precipitation, purple: freezing rain, orange: hail, black: no actual precipitation or thunderstorm with precipitation)

The image shows, within the area of the Detached Warm Front over Poland, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary, drizzle and rain. Within and near the Alpine region the precipitation is changing from rain to snow.