Keeping roads clear in all weather conditions

Weather is a key player in all forms of road transport, be it private, public or freight, safety and economic factors are directly affected by the weather. Highway maintenance providers and Local Government Areas (LGAs) use weather data from UBIMET to plan their operations, to clear roads and prevent accidents.

Highway maintenance challenges:

  • Will extreme weather impact traffic?
  • Do we need to stop maintenance because of the weather?
  • Will critical roads be flooded?
  • Whether and when seasonal services will be required
  • Will ice cause disruptions?

Weather information is vital

Real-time, pinpoint-specific and for every operational area, including individually adjustable thresholds and professional support from the UBIMET experts – that’s what UBIMET can offer!

By choosing UBIMET as meteorological service providers highway authorities and Local Government Areas (LGAs) are choosing quality and reliability. UBIMET’s many years of experience regarding seasonal service support allows for better dialogue, increased understanding and tailor-made products.

With the Weather Cockpit highway authorities and LGAs receive information on current and future weather events, and can take early action by planning staff and seasonal maintenance equipment.

Warning thresholds, weather parameters, areas of application as who should receive which warning can be defined individually, via e-mail or SMS to cover those in the field. UBIMET keeps everyone informed in all situations via all communication channels, so that all roads remain clear.

UBIMET Solutions:

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  • WEATHER MAP

    • Real-time overview of current weather situation on all highways with route based forecasting
    • Instantaneous weather information on local phenomena and dangers
    • Ability to precisely identify every weather situation
    • Reliable decision support system with weather stations worldwide
  • SEASONAL OPERATIONS PLANNING

    • Optimised planning of seasonal services for all highways
    • Automatic alignment with meteorological forecasts
    • Displayed as green / yellow / red days in Weather Cockpit
    • Decision Support System for optimal seasonal operations planning
  • WARNINGS AND ALERTS

    • Weather-related warnings when parameter thresholds are exceeded (e.g. wind, temperature, precipitation, snow)
    • One consistent warning and alert system for the entire network
    • Severe weather warnings provided by experienced meteorologists
    • Ability to precisely define user groups and contractors receiving alerts
    • Distributing warnings via e-mail and text message
  • WEATHER FORECASTING & PLANNING

    • 3-D Weather Model
    • Weather forecasting for all highways
    • Manage a large number of employees
    • Provide special forecasts for critical route sections
    • Decision support for resource planning

UBIMET OFFERS:

  • The latest forecasting technologies and location-specific, route based, tailored forecasts for highways.
  • Postal code-specific or geo-referenced severe weather alerts via SMS, app, e-mail and fax.
  • Alerts regarding severe thunderstorms, high wind gusts, heavy rain, heavy snowfall or freezing rain.