Project planning

Developing the construction plan is key in the management of construction projects, and having accurate weather data and climate reports to inform the plans is crucial to the project success.

The Met Office provides project managers and construction teams with trusted information to inform scheduling, design refinements and budgets for projects.

The values and averages produced in our climate data reports provide a tool to help you identify potential downtime during a contract period enabling you to develop contingency plans and negotiate realistic contracts. 

Monthly planning averages

This report can be used for New Engineering Contracts (NEC) as it provides 1-in-10 year values based on station data between 1970 and 2010. It provides information to identify potential downtime during a contract period - allowing you to develop contingency plans and project managers to deliver profitable contracts.

Monthly planning averages Monthly planning averages example (PDF, 188 kB)

Price = £600 + VAT (£795 + VAT with wind data)

Downtime long-term averages

Allows you to confidently factor weather-related downtime into tenders or schedules.

Price = £400 + VAT

Site climatologies

For those sites and projects where weather will have a more significant impact, we can provide a bespoke site climatology to inform the development design, give an indication of prevailing weather conditions for the site, and identify any particular weather risks that you may need to consider as part of the design and construction phases of work.

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Last updated: 12 February 2014