Weather Prediction

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Weather Forecasts

Fife Council has contracted the Met Office to supply daily forecasts for the period October – April.

The contract provides for:

2-5 Day Text Forecasts
The 2–5 day forecast which provides a general synopsis for the period and an indication of trends in addition to daily predictions of minimum/maximum air and road surface temperatures, anticipated road hazards and confidence levels.

24hour Text Forecasts
24hour forecast are received daily by 1300hrs.

The 24hour forecast provides a general synopsis of the weather conditions for the immediate 24hour period and also includes:

  • minimum surface and minimum air temperatures
  • likely road hazards
  • time below zero degrees
  • precipitation type and quantity (c/w timings)
  • detailed snow forecasts
  • confidence levels
  • wind speed/direction and gale warnings

Road Weather Information System
The Council has 9 weather stations located throughout Fife which provides:

  • surface and deep road temperature
  • air temperature
  • wind and speed direction
  • relative humidity
  • precipitation
  • surface state (weather condition on road surface including the level of salt present).

This information is used by the weather forecaster to facilitate accurate local forecasts and assist Roads and Transportation Services officers in assessing winter service actions.


Ian Smart, Service Manager (Roads Operations - Commercial) 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 43 76 Fax: 01592 583231 Contact Ian Smart online
By Post: Fife Council Bankhead Central Bankhead Park Glenrothes Fife KY7 6GH
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