Rain on a pavement

H02B product from H SAF on EUMETCast soon


Rain on a pavement
Rain on a pavement

The H02B product from H SAF will be available on EUMETCast from 17 October.

Last Updated

24 March 2022

Published on

30 September 2019

The H02B (PR-OBS-2) product, in BUFR format, is an upgrade to the existing H02A product. Like the H02A, it provides precipitation rates at ground by MW cross-track scanners, with the difference that it covers the Full Disc area.

The data are generated from the AMSU-A and MHS instruments on Metop-A & B and NOAA-18 & 19 and processed shortly after each satellite pass.

The H02B product currently has operational status.

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The product will be distributed on EUMETCast Europe and EUMETCast Africa:

EUMETCast Europe: Channel SAF-Global (PID: 300, Multicast address:

EUMETCast Africa: Channel A1C-SAF-5 (PID: 100, Multicast address:

Note: H02A be discontinued on the same day (17 October).

Users already subscribed to H SAF products via EUMETCast will receive this new product automatically. Other users wishing to receive this product should register via our Earth Observation Portal (EOP).

For more information, contact our User Service Helpdesk.