BlitzortungLive is an Application for monitoring Lightning-Strikes at nearly realtime.

BlitzortungLive can be used for watching and monitoring Thunderstorms. The Lightning-Strikes are displayed nearly in realtime on the Map.

- Live display of Lightning-Strikes
- older Strikes are displayed as colored dots on the Map
- Push Alarm if Lightning-Strikes are detected in a customizable area.
- Language support for English, German, French, Spain and Russian

The App Blitzortung-Live is an additional service to the main project (
For general questions about and for ordering the necessary hardware if you want to be a part of the Network, visit the Link.
Please consider the appropriate documentation, FAQs and instructions before contacting. Also, the discussion board is a good place for all questions and they will be quickly answered there. A lot of questions have already been answered there.

What’s New

Version 2.6.1

Small Bugfixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
266 Ratings

266 Ratings

Mark Ingalls ,

Sound data, app could use some work

The data in this app is pretty good, though users should be aware that as this data is provided by a grassroots network, it does not cover all areas. I watched lightning strike a mountain in east Idaho and had it on the map before the thunder got here (and minutes before RadarScope).

As far as the app itself goes, it is certainly functional, but could use some work. Thus far I have not been notified for a lightning strike within my set range, and when you zoom in and out the map struggles to load older lightning strikes.

It would be nice to be able to center on my location, or to be able to set the alert to always be at my location.

It would also be cool if this app used the same map as is available on their website, instead of using Apple Maps.

All in all, definitely worth it, but if you want dependable functionality probably just use the website. I look forward to seeing updates that improve this app.

Blade Grinder ,


The “Blitz” is a daily ritual for me, especially if any heavy weather is at least close. In southern US weather, and especially storm patterns, it has all changed drastically over the years. Can’t prove it, but I believe the Jet Stream has in some way elevated itself above and over more northern areas. Not a tremendous amount , but enough to make big changes in some locations. Any information on storm travel and intensity is always required and the “Blitz” does a great job with lightning data. Highly recommended!

102pr77 ,

Excellent, very useful.

I use Blitzortung for assessing lightning / storm locations and activities in connection with flight planning. The information available through it is almost always as good or better than similar information through subscription services, is as or more up to date, and has much better geographical coverage, including close up. The developer and his group are to be commended and thanked for providing this app and this service, and continuing to improve them.


Marco Bauer
29.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Russian, Spanish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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