Met Office to feature at Scottish Road Expo

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 12:00
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EXHIBIT: Met Office to give out tips

Fleets north of the border are set to receive tips on how to prepare for winter from the Met Office.

Today and tomorrow at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, the Office will be present at the Scottish Road Expo.

The event will give visitors the opportunity to learn how the Met Office’s operational products and route-based forecasts can help Scotland efficiently prepare for adverse weather.

Also on show will be the Met Office College’s new e-learning course ‘Weather Basics’.

The course is designed to provide a basic introduction to weather principles and their impacts on road, car park and walkway surfaces.

Patrick Sachon, Business Manager for Road at the Met Office, said: “We are delighted to be able to support our partners in the Scottish road industry by attending the Expo.

“The Met Office is committed to helping the Scottish Government plan to reduce, mitigate and prepare for the effects of adverse weather and climate change.

“Keeping the roads moving during winter is a major part of this and we have recently supplied an advisor to work within Transport Scotland’s control centre during the winter period, to ensure that both members of the public and the Scottish Government are well prepared for all potential weather risks this season.”

Image courtesy of rossjl, with thanks.

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