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Weather Essentials

designed for staff who have not had any road meteorology training

This course provides road maintenance decision-makers with an essential guide to weather information. It is designed for staff that have not had any road meteorology training.

Aim: To explain the weather practically in relation to road operations. Attendees will be able to get the most from their forecasts and consultancy services, helping them to make informed road maintenance decisions all year round.

Designed for: Winter service decision makers, road engineers, asset managers and consultants.

Course length: One day.

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

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • state how the weather affects roads;
  • effectively use different sources of weather information;
  • assess the risk to the road network in any weather situation;
  • demonstrate an understanding of their forecast.

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

"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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How to book: If you would like more information, or would like to discuss commissioning a course at your premises please email us at

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