Video Of The Week - Climate Portal Allows Travelers To Experience Worldwide Weather

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Photo Credit: Swedavia Airports

Can't decide between vacationing in the hot and arid deserts of Dubai or the freezing Arctic tundra? Then you may want to head to Stockholm’s Arlanda airport where an innovative climate portal allows travelers to experience worldwide weather with just a touch of a button.

The portal, which will be open to visitors until the end of August offers visitors three choices — "Go Hot," "Go Cold," or "Go Big." The first two allows travelers to experience destinations with extreme climates while the third transports them to metropolitan cities like London or Hong Kong.

Photo Credit: Swedavia Airports

The portal begins by retrieving the stipulated destination's most recent climate data from weather stations around the world. The conditions are then re-created with the help of temperature controllers and wind generators. Appropriate sound effects and images complete the experience allowing the visitor to imagine that he/she is actually at the desired location.

For example, visitors wanting to experience the weather in Reykjavik, Iceland, will feel the chill of cold northern winds, hear the barking of the Greenland huskies and also see the country's icy landscape. Those that "Go Big," may feel the sweltering summer temperatures in Mumbai, India, and hear the constant honking by frustrated drivers trying to make their way across the city's congested roads.

Photo Credit: Swedavia Airports

Yvonne Boe, the Communications Manager of Stockholm Airport, calls the portal a "direct link to the whole world." She believes it prepares passengers for their journey and ensures that they have all the right gear they need, to enjoy the perfect vacation!


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  • waterlily1255
    waterlily1255about 7 years
    That would be cool, but why not just look at the weather there on your phone and know, oh it will be cold there?
    • lemonade05
      lemonade05about 7 years
      • Studentover 7 years
        Please show a proto tipe so I know how it works
        • personover 7 years
          i have to agree with mellisa
          • mellisaover 7 years
            i want to go in the climate portal
            • Nameover 7 years
              i mean want to go in it
              • Nameover 7 years
                I went to go in it
                • ethanover 7 years
                  • ChocoLocoalmost 8 years
                    They made fun out of it. End of questions.
                    • iamem
                      iamemalmost 8 years
                      When did they invent the weather machine? What did they make it out of? I liked how they told information.