Czech scientists develop winning weather forecast method

A team of scientists from the Faculty of Information Technology at the Czech Technical University in Prague has won the international Weather4cast NeurIPS Competition in New Orleans, Czech Television reported on Tuesday. The aim of the competition was to predict precipitation as accurately as possible based off satellite data that was collected over a period of two years in seven selected regions.

The Czech science team was made up of Jiří Pihrt, Rudolf Raevskiy, Petr Šimánek and Matej Choma, who together with the company Meteopress developed a project that makes it possible to predict weather conditions with high accuracy several tens of minutes ahead of time. The system is especially useful because it does not rely on meteorological radar stations and can therefore also be used in developing countries.