Project delivery

To assist you in meeting deadlines and on-site resourcing, the Met Office has a range of weather forecast services that can be delivered online, by email or fax, as one-off or routine services.

Tower crane forecast: enabling you to utilise project time effectively when you have expensive tower crane equipment on site. The site specific, threshold based forecast service, provides you with mean and gust wind speeds and direction at your specified heights for up to five days.

Six day and 14-day forecasts: our site-specific forecast service provides you with a summary of the weather in a simple tabular format. It includes rain, temperature and wind for the specified time-period you require.

Warning services: to ensure that your onsite teams are safe and your accident records are low, we provide a range of weather warning services to keep you ahead of the weather. warning service can be set up according to your requirements, making this a flexible and valuable service for you when working on site.

Web-based planning services: our online planning service will enable you to plan weather-dependent activities with confidence up to 15 days ahead. You can subscribe to this service on a monthly basis, and we'll set up, in consultation with you, the tasks you wish to include on your dashboard so you can see when the optimum time is to schedule in activity on site. This web-based service will help you to eliminate weather-related downtime and excess hire charges for large equipment standing dormant on site.

Monthly outlook: This forecast service provides you with weather advice out to 30 days ahead for ten regions of the UK. The forecast presents a range of weather parameters in text format or as a combination of visual maps and tables.

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Last updated: 17 June 2014

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