Team to reassess weather stations, radar locations

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 16:20

The decision was reached in a meeting here, with the logic behind being to avoid duplication of efforts and save in procurement of meteorological instruments and equipment.

The meeting that attracted heads of meteorological services in the region, representative of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), Weather Information Service Africa (WISER), IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC) pushed for development of the meteorological sector in the rePlanning and Infrastructure.

Engineer Steven Mlote, said provision of accurate and timely weather and climate information is critical for agriculture, livestock development and food security; road, air and maritime transport; building and construction industry; health and public safety; disaster management and water resources management, among others.