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Synoptic Weather Stations Market: Information by Solution (Software, Hardware), End-User (Aviation and Transportation, Agriculture, Power and Energy), and Region — Forecast till 2030

Market Snapshot
Study Period:
2020-2030
Base Year:
2021
Fastest Growing Market:
Asia Pacific
Largest Market:
Europe
CAGR:
9.21 %
Key Players
Danher Corporation

IBM Corporation

Campbell Scientific Inc

SMIS Instrumentation

The global synoptic weather stations market size is valued at USD 661.74 million by 2030 and is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 9.21% during the forecast period. Growing demand for weather forecasting utilizing big data analytics, rising need for continuous weather monitoring to enable catastrophe management, and increased demand for climate change patterns resulting in uncertainty about rainfall are all driving the global synoptic weather stations market growth.

Predictive analytics is also changing the way weather forecasting is done in the future. Weather scientists also use bigdata analytics to forecast future weather conditions based on current and historical data. Big data analytics are also used to predict potentially life-threatening natural weather occurrences on supercomputers precisely. The solution, end-user, and region are the three segments that make up the global synoptic weather stations market share.

Market Dynamic

Synoptic Weather Stations Market Drivers

  • Continuous Weather Monitoring to Augment Demand for Synoptic Weather Stations

Weather service companies and the military use synoptic weather stations to acquire data on the weather and environment of specific locations by combining data from many sensors.

Synoptic weather stations are critical in alerting the weather service and government officials to potentially harmful weather events such as cyclones, lightning, heavy rain, and natural disasters to take appropriate actions ahead of time to save lives. The military frequently utilizes these devices to deliver weather updates while performing military operations, lowering the risk of essential operations being affected.

To increase the accuracy of synoptic weather stations, various variables are examined, such as current technology to improve data analytics and supercomputers to offer exact information. These factors are anticipated to spur synoptic weather stations from weather service providers and the military, driving the global synoptic weather stations market growth ahead over the forecast period.

  • Rainfall Uncertainties to Propel Demand for Synoptic Weather Stations

Global warming has become a serious threat in recent years. Climate change has far-reaching and unprecedented consequences, ranging from changing weather patterns that imperil food security to increasing sea levels that increase the risk of harmful floods.

According to a 2019 study published in Science Advances titled "Human-induced changes in the distribution of rainfall." This change is predicted to affect the water supply for many people around the planet. Furthermore, intense hurricanes are expected to occur due to global warming, devastating the ecosystem and impacting everyday human life.

Storm frequency would increase by 9% globally and by 23% in the Atlantic Basin by the end of the twenty-first century, according to a 2019 study published in the American Meteorological Society. Adapting to these repercussions will be more difficult and costly in the future if significant efforts are not taken today. Furthermore, installing synoptic weather stations will help mitigate the consequences of uncertainty, allowing for market expansion.

Weather forecasting is "important" in meeting "the food, fodder, fiber, and renewable agri-energy needs of rapidly rising populations," according to the World Meteorological Organization.

Synoptic Weather Stations Market Restraints

  • Design Complications to Plummet Demand for Synoptic Weather Stations

The WMO2 (World Meteorological Organization, 2008)  requirements for meteorological instruments and observation procedures should be followed while designing the synoptic weather station. The guidelines cover measuring accuracy, maximum height limits, and measurement techniques, among other things. The system's ability to scale is hampered as a result of this.

Due to component limits, the synoptic weather station's design options are limited. Wireless sensor nodes, for example, have limited memory and processing power, and additional limitations may be imposed by the synoptic weather station's operational environment.

Compared to those on the grid, synoptic weather stations deployed in remote off-grid sites may have insufficient power sources. As data transmission consumes a lot of energy, the frequency of transmissions in wireless sensor networks is also regulated. This is a major drawback negatively affecting the demand for synoptic weather stations.

Synoptic Weather Stations Market Opportunities

  • Fruitful Opportunities for Synoptic Weather Stations due to Advanced Weather Technologies

Automated weather stations have been able to include improved weather forecasting technologies as a result of the increasing frequency of natural disasters and the availability of significant and effective government assistance. Internet, wireless access, digital database forecasting, next-generation workstations, and nowcasting technologies have all helped to improve public weather services. Solar panels, wind turbines, and mobile phone technologies are all used to provide remote access to these weather stations. Some automated weather stations use supercomputers, high-end radars, tiny satellites, and big data analytics to monitor the weather.

For example, IBM and The Weather Company have been implementing cutting-edge technology into their products. The company bought Red Hat in 2019 to help adopt the next-generation multi-cloud platform. Columbia Weather Systems also unveiled the Pulsar 400, a system that uses a high-resolution Doppler radar to collect velocity data on distant objects using the Doppler Effect. Market growth has increased as a result of the effective adoption of new technologies.

  • Lucrative Opportunities for Synoptic Weather Stations as the Adoption of the Internet of Things Grows

The Internet of Things is rapidly expanding, and in terms of features and functionality, it has already surpassed previous systems. Its remote monitoring and advanced analytics tools change businesses and deliver outstanding results.

Temperature monitoring systems can be used for a variety of purposes. They provide substantial benefits in ensuring that environmental conditions are steady and managed according to predefined parameters.

An IoT system provides a real-time notification mechanism. As a result, a corporation can monitor environmental parameters using an IoT-enabled Synoptic weather station via a secure web/mobile interface. This eliminates time-consuming operations such as manual readings and allows for faster decision-making.

Remote temperature monitoring is possible thanks to IoT's expanded telemetry capabilities. Sensor data can be accessed remotely through a web application or a mobile app. Multiple profiles can receive data in real-time from an IoT-enabled Synoptic weather station. This improves visibility between the supplier and the carrier, allowing for remote monitoring of KPIs.

The cost of wireless sensor systems and meteorological weather stations has decreased marginally as a result of the Internet of Things for the following reasons:

  • The price of a wireless modem has come down.
  • Wireless data transmission has lowered its power consumption, resulting in cost savings from smaller devices, smaller batteries, and less solar panel requirements.

The initial wave of low-cost IoT-enabled synoptic weather stations is being replaced by researchers, smart-city administrators, and resilient-city projects, ushering in the second phase of IoT sensor adoption. High-quality professional meteorological sensors are used to ensure long-term measurement stability in all circumstances.

Impact of COVID-19 Analysis

The COVID-19 pandemic slightly affected the synoptic weather stations market share, as cross-border trade of weather station components was difficult due to import-export restrictions. Since weather prediction activities and meteorological services are not classified as critical commodities, COVID-19 regulations and rules have hampered sector operations, creating a negative environment for clients. The COVID-19 outbreak had also reduced data collection frequency, lowering the precision of observational data and complicating weather forecasting and meteorological activities.

According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the outbreak substantially impacted weather forecasting models. Due to a lack of quick reaction to data gathered by weather stations and disturbing operations, the performance of the synoptic weather stations market growth had deteriorated.

The majority of synoptic weather station manufacturers are based in North America. Due to low demand, the sales were also low. Established market participants reported fewer foreign sales since commercial transportation and international import-export commerce were fully halted for a few months. Customers in MEA and South America rely on imported goods, and sales in these regions are expected to be impacted by cross-border restrictions.

Segmental Analysis

Based on solution, the market is divided into hardware and software. Hardware dominated the synoptic weather stations market and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 8.94% and to generate a revenue of USD 526.46 million in 2030. Temperature, pressure, and rain are all monitored using sensors at synoptic weather stations. Barometers, wind vane, pressure sensors, anemometers, hygrometers, rain gauges, and thermometers are among the most widely used devices in the synoptic weather stations market.

These sensors measure wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, and precipitation and are used in a variety of applications, including hail detection, lightning hazard potential forecasting, highway snow removal, wind shear alert for air navigation, airport terminal operation, rain/snow line demarcation, melting height detection, weather modification for hail mitigation, insurance claims verification, and hydrological modeling, among others.

By end-user, aviation and transportation dominated the synoptic weather station and is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 9.75% and to generate a revenue of USD 208.86 million in 2030. Since real-time updates and airport weather forecasts are critical to the aviation industry's daily operations, service providers rely on the synoptic weather station. These companies wholly own, operate, and regulate synoptic weather stations.

Regardless of how elegant a modern airplane is, the weather has a significant impact on the flight's safety and cost management. Ground support and flight control both benefit from the data provided by these synoptic weather stations. Wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure are all basic metrics.

Regional Analysis

Significant Growth in Europe and Asia-Pacific

Based on region, the global synoptic weather stations market share is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Central, South America and Caribbean, and the Middle East & Africa. Europe and Asia-Pacific dominated the market in 2021.

Europe dominated the synoptic weather stations market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.18% generating a revenue of USD 189.97 million in 2030. Climate change is expected to have a significant impact on the market in the Europe region. Since the Alps provide 40% of the region's freshwater, changes in snow and glacier dynamics are likely to impact freshwater availability. Summer droughts have been aggravated, forest fires have increased, and desertification has expedited throughout the Mediterranean region as temperatures have risen and precipitation has reduced.

The Asia-Pacific region held the second-largest share in the global synoptic weather stations market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.67% generating a revenue of USD 209.72 million in 2030. The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most vulnerable to climate change, and its effects are expected to grow in the coming years. It also produces more than half of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), scientists predict that sea levels will have risen 65cm (2.1ft) by the end of this century, posing an existential threat to several countries in the region.

Top Players in Global Market

List of Top Industry Key Players in Synoptic Weather Stations Market

  • Danher Corporation
  • IBM Corporation
  • Campbell Scientific Inc.
  • SMIS Instrumentation
  • Vaisala

Latest Developments

  • April 2022– Campbell Scientific, Inc. has been granted a temporary, marginal tax reduction by the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity (Go Utah) in order to expand the company's facility in Logan, UT. As part of the agreement, Campbell Scientific plans to create up to 268 new high-paying jobs and invest $40 million in rural Utah over the next ten years.
  • February 2022– The District of Columbia Office of Unified Communication has awarded Morcom International a multi-year contract for a network monitoring system. The system allows for remote monitoring and secure shutting off of public safety radio system amplifiers through a portal.
  • March 2020– Danher Corporation acquired Cytiva, a global provider of technologies and services that helps the development of therapeutics.
  • July 2020– IBM Corporation announced the acquisition of WDG Automation to advance the automation capabilities for enterprises.
  • August 2019– Vaisala acquired professional business-to-business weather services from Foreca Oy – A Finnish weather forecast services company. The acquisition aims at enhancing data analytics, forecasting, impact analysis, and develop powerful decision support systems in its products.

Global Synoptic Weather Stations Market: Segmentation

By Solution

  • Hardware
  • Software

By End-User

  • Aviation and Transportation
  • Agriculture
  • Power and Energy
  • Oil and Gas
  • Metrology and Station

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Central, South America and Caribbean
  • Middle East & Africa
ATTRIBUTES DETAILS
ESTIMATED YEAR 2022
BASE YEAR 2021
FORECAST YEAR 2030
HISTORICAL YEAR 2019-2020
UNIT Value (USD Million/Billion)
BY REGION

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Central, South America and Caribbean, Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The global market is expected to reach USD 661.74 million in 2030
Danher Corporation, IBM Corporation, Campbell Scientific Inc., SMIS Instrumentation, and Vaisala are the top players in the market.
The market will be estimated to grow from the years 2022 to 2030.
Europe is expected to hold the highest market share.
The market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 9.21% over the forecast period.
Rainfall uncertainties globally are the key factor expected to drive the market during the forecast period.
The market in Europe was valued at USD 189.97 million by 2030
Rise adoption of the Internet of Things grows which creates a window of key opportunity in the market during the forecast period.
Hardware segment is expected to be leading segment in market during the forecast period.
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