Since 2010, Météorage has established a range of services in partnership with the FNHPA, Météo-France and more recently Prédict, specifically for FNHPA member campsites. This gives them solutions that facilitate the management of weather risk on a daily basis.

  • « The FNHPA brings together campsite operators, whether private, municipal or associative, independent or part of a group, representing 4,000 sites in France today. This is the leading mode of tourist accommodation in our country, with 124 million overnight stays in 2017 alone.
    People’s safety is a top priority for us, hence the importance of being warned about lightning via Météorage’s alerts, which we have been using for many years. This ensures that campsite operators know in advance when a storm episode will begin and end. As a result, they can make decisions with greater autonomy and effectiveness to confine their customers to shelter or evacuate them where necessary, and their customers find this reassuring.
    This is particularly true as the information from Météorage is very reliable. Only proven risks are communicated, and the information is also perfectly localised: it really does concern the campsite's local area, and not the other end of the town. There are significantly fewer accidents."  Nicolas Dayot, President of the FNHPA 
  • "We had planned a party with a band, the place was full of campers and we didn’t know if we needed to cancel the event. The visualisation tool and the location accuracy meant that we were able to follow the movement of the storm cell. Although there’s an area of 15km around the campsite, when you look at the display there's a wider window that allows you to evaluate the cell’s movement. We received a lightning alarm because there were some strikes in the surveillance zone, but we could see that the cell wasn’t moving towards our campsite, so we let the musicians play. As a result, we avoided any financial or material loss, and the party mood wasn't even spoiled because the customers didn’t know anything about the storm. Yet other campsites that are 40km away from ours were severely affected by the same storm, with very significant damage."  Gé Kusters, Camping Le Paradis
  • "Météorage’s tools are important in our industry, and I’m convinced that the daily weather forecast is the document which our customers re most likely to look for and check in order to plan their activities, or simply work out how many tubes of sunscreen they need to take to the beach! As for [...] the lightning alarms, which are very precise, they allow us to anticipate and manage in real time any incidents that a storm could give rise to: we can put away clothes drying racks, umbrellas or any other object that could be caught by the wind, and hence prevent accidents.’ Ségolène, Camping Les 2 Etangs
  • "[...] We use this information [...] to pass on messages – for instance to go out onto the campsite to warn guests about the risks,ask them to check the guylines on their tents or awnings and not to leave anything that could be blown away, and so on." 
    Carole Luton, Camping Le Bois Simonet



Grand Parc du Puy du Fou
Puy du Fou

Optimising risk management, protecting visitors in all circumstances, keeping the park’s technical equipment safe...
Damien Botton, Deputy General Manager and Technical Director of Grand Parc du Puy du Fou , talks about how our services are used: 

« There’s no denying the fact that thunderstorms are becoming more common, and a site like ours which is frequented by the general public has to take this into account. [...] The Météorage tool with which we have been provided gives us a better understanding of lightning risks in advance of storm episodes, so we can anticipate what action needs to be taken. […] There are free services available on the Internet that we could use, but Météorage has developed some highly sophisticated services. These give us a real-time view of the storm cell and its geographical direction, and we can see the frequency and intensity of the strikes. With this very precise information, we are able to make the right choices.»

Golfs courses

In Great Britain, one fifth of all lightning strikes that hit human beings do so on golf courses; approximately three people per year die from this phenomenon. In the United States, lightning accounts for 51 deaths per year.

Some golf course operators take the subject very seriously and have implemented specific safety procedures in order to manage the storm risk with as much precision as possible: Broadstone Golf Club (Dorset, UK) has, since 2015, used our Newsflash service, which enables it to receive alerts in the event of a storm being detected within a 30 km radius.