Weather Service of Slovakia SHMU

Slovenský Hydrometeorologický Ústav (SHMU) is the official national  weather service of Slovakia and dates back to 1969. The Department is a subdevision of the national Ministry of the Environment. Its tasks comprise the dispatch of  weatherinformation and prognosis as well as severe weather warnings.

Since 2011 SHMU receives the high-precion LINET lightning detection data from nowcast.

Due to the convincing quality of the data, SHMU acquired its own autonomous LINET lightning detection network in 2014.

In particular, the high Detection Efficiency, the unique Location Accuracy as well as the patented 3D-detection functionality (Cloud-to-Ground and Intra-Cloud lightning incl. emission-height-information) are the major reasons for the high customer satisfaction of SHMU