Eurotunnel has chosen the Met Office to provide rail weather services for three years starting this starting this November.
The Met Office will help Eurotunnel reduce weather related disruption on the network through wind alerts, overtopping forecasts and a winter weather warning service.
The overtopping forecast will be used to safeguard the public who visit the award-winning Samphire Hoe nature reserve in Kent, a new piece of land created by Eurotunnel during the construction of the Channel Tunnel. The forecast provides details of prevailing sea conditions (including wind, water level, swell direction, wave height and wave period) both near shore and inshore at sea defences, providing a warning of the risk of waves breaching those defences. >> More