royal meteorological society
Weather has a significant impact on all of the UKs transport networks and the rail industry is no exception. However the availability of observational data and the quality of weather forecasts, particularly over the short and medium term, now allow organisations to see a real, tangible benefit to their business from using this information in operational planning, root cause analysis work and in the replacement of assets. Effective use of weather information has a particular benefit in helping organisations with the development of severe weather management plans and in making more informed decisions when operating in adverse weather conditions.
A forum like Railmet which brings together a range of meteorological information with expertise about the rail industry is providing a very valuable community service and helping to get the most out of the information from weather service providers.
Professor Paul Hardaker
Royal Meteorological Society