News of: Saturday, March 24 2007,
European meteorological organizations have set up a website (Meteoalarm.eu) to warn against extreme weather circumstances.
The website covers more than 20 European countries. The map of Europe on the website is colour-coded to make it easy to see where possible weather problems are expected within 24 to 48 hours.
The website also covers forest fires and avalanches (although these are not really weather problems).
The website is available in 17 languages, and you can click on each country for a more detailed explanation.
If a country is coloured green there is no warning in effect, white means insufficient data, and yellow, orange and red mean various stages of weather warning in effect.
The legenda underneath the map lists the colours in boxes, with right next to it the colour in text as an explanation (where an explanation of the meaning of a colour would have been more efficient, perhaps). You can click on the colours for an explanation.