Weather in practice

a modular course building on previous road meteorology training

This modular course builds on previous road meteorology training. The 10 modules can be mixed and matched to tailor the course to your requirements.

Course length: One day.

Location: Courses can be held in the excellent Met Office College facilities at our Exeter headquarters or at a location of your choice.

Designed for: Winter weather decision makers, Road Engineers, Asset Managers and Consultants.

Aim: To build on previous road meteorology training by using case studies and practical examples to help get the most out of the available forecasts for ultimate operational efficiency.

Modules available

  • General weather
  • Severe weather
  • Marginal nights
  • Radar
  • OpenRoad on the web
  • Route-based forecasts
  • OpenRoad and the changing climate
  • Text and forecast graphs
  • Making the most of your forecast
  • Case studies including snow and hoarfrost

Customer quotes about the training for road operators

"Course was very interesting and covered the points required by me."

"Great content. Very interesting and well delivered."

"The modular approach to learning is very effective. The explanations, particularly on the sketched drawings, were easy to follow."

"Good course. Lot fitted in during one day."

"Excellent well-timed course."

"Good instructor, full of life, and made the subject fun to understand."

"The trainer was good at putting over all aspects of the weather."

Course accreditation

Weather essentials is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Engineers for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) so you can accrue hours while you learn.

For more details about continuing professional development please see the related links box.

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The Met Office College provides a wide range of courses. To receive more information about training please register your details.

Last updated: 5 August 2013