Why Do Extreme Weather Events Occur and How Can We Protect Ourselves

Discover how extreme weather events occur and which sectors they affect with Buluttan Weather Intelligence.


When sudden storms, floods, heatwaves, and other extreme weather conditions occur, they can cause a variety of problems. Extreme weather events, meteorological events that can cause widespread power outages or damage, significantly affect our lives, from personal safety concerns to economic obligations. It’s important not to forget that the effects of climate change are making extreme weather events more destructive every day, making them more difficult to predict and increasing their frequency. We need reliable and timely weather forecasts to minimize the damage from these situations. Examples of these highly impactful weather events can include the following:

  • Intense rainfall leading to flooding
  • Dangerous lightning strikes during thunderstorms
  • Severe winds causing damage
  • Continuous heatwaves leading to various health risks
  • Severe cold periods causing ice storms or freezing rain

For example, airlines need reliable and timely weather forecasts to manage flight schedules and avoid hazardous conditions, while construction companies need them to plan operations and ensure the safety of their workers. Different extreme weather events bring different dangers, so companies that need weather forecasts also need to know their risks. It is no longer just about knowing the weather event, but being able to manage its effects on your company’s specific operational process is now possible with Cloud Weather Intelligence.

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Examples of Extreme Weather Events


Thunderstorms are a type of weather event characterized by the presence of lightning and the acoustic counterpart known as thunder. They typically develop in an unstable environment where warm, moist air rapidly rises. Key factors contributing to their formation include atmospheric instability, abundant moisture, and a lifting mechanism such as a cold front or rising terrain. Thunderstorms have the potential to produce intense rainfall rates that can lead to flash flooding and can also create severe weather conditions.


Floods occur when large amounts of water typically flow onto dry land due to heavy rainfall or rapid snowmelt. Floods can also occur due to the blockage or failure of drainage systems or water control structures. Common consequences of floods include drowning or injury, agricultural losses due to damaged crops and soils, and property damage.


Heatwaves are defined as prolonged periods of excessively hot weather caused by large-scale atmospheric systems carrying hot air masses. With the increase in global temperatures due to climate change, heatwaves have become more frequent and severe. Heatwaves can pose significant health risks, especially for vulnerable populations such as the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions, leading to dehydration, heatstroke, respiratory problems, and fatalities.


Hailstorms occur when strong updrafts in thunderstorms lift raindrops into the freezing layers of the atmosphere. Hail can vary in size from small pea-sized pellets to large orange-sized chunks and can cause significant damage to crops, vehicles, buildings, and other infrastructure.

To understand the effects of weather events on your industry and to take proactive measures against them, you can check out our Industries section and get in contact with us.

Buluttan Weather Intelligence: A Strategic Partner Against Extreme Weather Events

Buluttan Weather Intelligence enables access to reliable and timely meteorological information for your industry through high-accuracy and high-resolution hyper-local weather forecasts. With models that can reach up to 100m resolution, your assets and team are safer than ever from unexpected weather events.

With the Buluttan API, you can have the meteorological parameters you need provided to you at regular intervals. You can also have the opportunity to verify a past extreme weather event for your insured products that were damaged in an accident.

With Buluttan SkyWatch, while managing field operations, your field team can also access a web-based and mobile-compatible severe weather control panel. With this panel, you can observe weather risks at a hyper-local scale in real-time, understand where, when, and how severe the risks will be, monitor real-time radar images, and adjust your operations accordingly to take precautions against future extreme weather events.

With Buluttan Map Layer, you can inform both your drivers and dispatchers of on-road weather risks in real-time and enable the development of proactive approaches against them in logistics operations.

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