WeatherOps Providing Support to Fox Sports for the 2018 World Cup

June 14, 2018 by Chris Kerr
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WeatherOps is proud to provide Forecast Services to Fox Sports during the 2018 World Cup. Our forecasters will generate customized weather alerts and make phone calls as needed. High precision lightning alerting has been implemented to allow for rapid notification of potential threats in and around the venues.

World Cup Map Venues (Courtesy of

The twelve venues are mainly confined to European Russia to mitigate long travel times for teams throughout the event. They span from Kaliningrad, a Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea, eastward to Ekaterinburg in the east-central part of the country. 

Frontier Weather Temperatures and PrecipitationFrontier Weather Temperatures and Precipitation

Thunderstorms are possible during June and July across most of the country, and severe weather can allow for gusty winds, large hail and sometimes tornadoes. Our latest monthly forecasts from Frontier Weather show there is a chance of above average temperatures and below average precipitation across much of Russia throughout June and into July. While there still may be periods of thunderstorms and showers, the coverage may not be extensive.

Chris Kerr

Chris has over 10 years of experience as an Operational Meteorologist, and joined WDT in 2012 to start WeatherOps, focusing on outdoor event safety. He is now the Director of WeatherOps Forecast Services where he oversees the day to day operations of the department. Prior to WDT, most of his career was focused on Marine Meteorology, with areas of expertise including knowledge of worldwide ocean climatology, tropical storm forecasting, and both offshore and cross-ocean vessel forecasting. His prior marine weather skills helped to launch the Marine sector of WeatherOps in 2013. In his time with WDT/WeatherOps Chris has provided top-notch nowcasting and mid-range forecasting and has forged several strong relationships with key figures within the outdoor event industry. He has also performed on-site weather support for numerous outdoor festivals and high profile sporting events.