The Met Office provides a range of services through Hazard Manager that help authorities prepare for and respond to emergency incidents that are caused or influenced by the weather.
Hazard Manager is a one-stop information source for the emergency response community. It is an interactive web portal using maps which can be overlayed with weather and incident related information. It allows users to access their services in one location, using a single username and password. "Events" are posted when there is an active incident, essential for keeping cat 1&2 emergency responders up-to-date with the very latest information and developments as they happen.
The following services can be accessed through Hazard Manager:
Hazard Manager is designed to supplement the role of the PWS Advisors in providing consistent weather-related information and interpretation for the UK Emergency Response community.Our team of regionally-based Civil Contingencies Advisors can be called upon to provide advice at a strategic command and control centre level.
The video below uses a case study to explain the warnings matrix which shows the likelihood and impact of a weather event and how it is important to not just use the warning colour alone as an indication of potential impact.
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Last updated: 23 June 2015