Extreme weather, such as hail or severe precipitation, can cause quite a lot of damage. The Climate Monitor shows how much insured damage extreme weather has caused over the past few years. The monitor combines data on drought, nature fires, and extreme precipitation with insurance companies’ data on damage in the Netherlands.
Data on damage caused by hail, storm, precipitation, lightning, and frost covers the period 2007 - 2020. With respect to nature fires, the monitor provides insight into the damage occurring between 2014 and 2020 inclusive. The impact of drought (the number of low water level days) is shown for the years 2010 up to and including 2020.
The Climate Monitor has been developed by the Data Analytics Centre (DAC) of the Dutch Association of Insurers, in concert with Wageningen University and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute KNMI.