What we do, who we are

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We at the Centre of Meteorology and Climatology work in close collaboration with partner companies.

Among our activities we also carry out research on hail.

We study the hailstones from the moment they form to when they fall on the ground. Specifically, we analyse hailstorm probabilities and compare them to where it hails.

Predicting where it might hail is very useful for various reasons: from an agricultural to an insurance point of view for the prevention of damage.

Places where it has hailed has become a valuable service for those companies that deal with the repair of hail damage.

We found that throughout the world, news of where it has hailed is particularly useful for companies that repair cars damaged by hail (dent removers).

I have been managing the research project, producing e the so-called Hail Reports, and heading the team in charge of the study research and hail research since 2002.

What is the Hail Report for dent removers? It’s a newsletter that shows the areas where it has hailed, with frequently updated information on the size of hailstones.

The hailstone that reaches the ground changes rapidly after it falls, especially due to melting. This is accelerated by the rain that comes after the hailstorm.

The size of the hailstones included in the Hail Report is the result of a scientific calculation.

Hail Reports monitor hailstones larger than 2 cm in diameter, as their impact can damage the body of the car.

The Hail Report is sent to email subscribers, while the most important hailstorms are sent via text message.

Are you interested in our services? You can contact me directly by writing in the language you find on this website. You must specify the geographical area for the Hail Report, as well as the language you prefer.

You can write to me using our form, or by emailing me at andrea@grandine.eu.  I will reply within 24 hours.