Meteocat – Meteorological Service of Catalonia (SMC)

The official Weather Service of the Spanish Province of Catalonia (SMC) is organized as a public limited company and directly reports to the Ministry for territory and sustainability of Catalonia in Barcelona.

As such, SMC is also a member of the European Meteorological Society (EMS).

Since 2007 Meteocat (SMC) sources its high-precision lightning detection data from nowcast in cooperation with the Polytechnical University of Catalonia.

SMC describes nowcast’s LINET data as excellent Total Lightning Data of highest reliability, used for weather observation and prognosis.