Use Cases




Discover Vaisala Cast Sensors

Xcast improves your road surface temperature forecasts by up to 70%

Measure what matters the most

Xcast technology uses local observations from Vaisala Cast Sensors that are designed to enhance forecasting accuracy.

TempCast sensor

  • Road surface temperature (optional)

  • Air temperature

  • Dew point temperature

GroundCast sensor

  • Road temperature from multiple depths

  • Residual salt amount

  • Road state: dry/ not dry

Install anywhere

Cast sensors are battery-powered, meaning they can be installed virtually anywhere. No need for electricians, external power supplies, or infrastructure work.

Instantly connected

The sensors communicate wirelessly over cellular networks and are automatically integrated into your Wx Horizon account. Activate the sensor using your smartphone and the data starts flowing.


Operating the sensors is effortless and maintenance-free. The battery lasts for + 3 years after which they are replaced with a new unit. Vaisala’s Network Operations Center is remote monitoring the device’s health making sure everything is running without interruptions.

Sign up for a 30 day free trial

Still relying on generic forecasts when making winter maintenance decisions? Sign up for Wx Horizon Pro and experience the difference.

It’s like having a weather forecaster on call 24-7, dedicated solely to your road network.

When hazardous winter weather approaches, be prepared with full insight into the state of your roads.

What's included:

  • 72-hour road weather forecasts for five locations on your network

  • Alert Notifications for critical road surface conditions

  • Radar, satellite, National Weather Hazards, and 10-day weather forecasts

Free trial does not include sensors