Live panoramic webcam at the top of the Puy de Dôme:

The webcam installed at the summit of the Puy de Dôme at 1465 meters allows to realize if the summit is caught in the clouds or if it is above offering then a magnificent panoramic view on a breathtaking sea of clouds. By comparing the view from this camera installed at the summit and the one from Clermont Ferrand, it is possible to estimate the thickness of the cloud layer.

webcam summit Puy de Dôme

Camera on the Puy de Dôme seen from Clermont-Ferrand provided by the OPGC:

Installed in the valley in Clermont Ferrand on the Cézeaux university campus by the OPGC, this camera films the Puy de Dôme and the neighbouring volcanoes in real time. Associated with real weather stations, these two webcams also provide valuable information on wind speed and temperature at the top of Puy de Dôme.

Find all the weather stations in the region on our dedicated page >>.

webcam Puy de Dôme OPGC from Clermont Ferrand

A set of webcams ideal for paragliding:

These different webcams installed at the top of the Puy de Dôme or further down in Clermont-Ferrand give a very good overview of the weather conditions on site. Among other things, they allow you to see the cloud cover and the height of the ceiling.

Knowing that in paragliding we fly VFR, i.e. without instruments and in visual flight, it is therefore necessary to have at least nice blue sky gaps between the take-off area and the landing area to evolve safely.

When the cloud cover is total, there are two possible scenarios:

  • Either the cloud layer is higher than the summit of the Puy de Dôme, in which case you can fly under it without any problem.
  • Or the cloud layer is below the summit and in this case it is not possible to fly and you have to wait for the conditions to improve and for the clouds to dissipate completely or partially.

These real time cameras of the Chaîne des Puys allow to know if it is possible to make a paragliding flight in Puy de Dôme or not.

Webcam on the Puy de Dôme from Orcines :

Camera Puy de Dôme seen from Orcines