We provide road surface forecasts to help independent gritting contractors service single or multiple sites
Road surface temperatures can be different to air temperatures. With this in mind, we can provide site specific, road surface forecasts to enable you to confidently identify the right time to grit your customer's premises.
Our series of videos help explain some of the science behind our road forecasts.
Science explainer - This video explores how we scientifically select the most representative forecast sites for independent gritting companies.
OpenSite temperature explainer - Find out about the theory behind road surface temperatures. The key differences are highlighted between road, grass, air and windscreen temperatures on a typical winter night.
Snow explainer 1 - In this first video, Operational Meteorologist, Daniel Lowe looks at the different types of winter precipitation and their effects on tarmac areas such as roads, pavements and car parks across the UK.
Snow explainer 2 - Here, Daniel Lowe explains why snow is so difficult to forecast. It explores some of the different factors that affect where, when and how much snow falls and settles on the ground.
NEW! Snow explainer 3 - The final video of the series, Daniel Lowe explores why different types of winter forecasts can give conflicting information, and the factors that make a difference to the types of weather we see on the road surface.
We offer two main types of road surface forecast:
We have been a trusted provider to the road sector for over 20 years and work with gritting contractors of all sizes to provide accurate road forecasts.
Road Quality Mark
To help you differentiate yourself from the competition in a competitive marketplace, we have introduced a Quality Mark. You can now reassure your customers that you are getting the most accurate forecasts, and understand the weather to make winter gritting decisions, by qualifying for this new mark.
The only such mark in the industry, it will demonstrate that you are investing in training to provide the best service available, and as your operations grow, the differing levels of Quality Mark - gold, silver, bronze and training - will demonstrate you are continuing to offer a high quality of service.
For more information, please fill in the form below and a member of the team will be happy to help.
Last updated: 11 October 2016
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