Sunday, January 07, 2018

PNG Weather Monitoring technology and equipment up to standard

The National Weather Service office drought monitoring equipment can now detect and monitor drought in remote areas and issue alert.

This is because of the new monitoring technology now being used under the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System, or RIMES, project.

As of yesterday, the monitor showed that districts in parts of Milne Bay (Kiriwina, Esa’ala, Samarai-Murua) are currently experiencing a short period of drought.

The drought, which started last month, would last for about 90 days, according to the monitor.

When pointing out what the monitor detects, the Weather Office can then alert the disaster office and also the political heads of the district.

The Weather Office noted this type of information must to given to leaders so they know what is happening in their districts.

National Weather Service assistant director forecasting and warning Jimmy Gomoga said with the RIMES project, the Weather office will soon be linking with relevant authorities including MPs to give information for public consumption.

He said the monitoring system can be visited online.

Under the RIMES project, the Weather Office, plans to advance its capacity in order to tackle the ever increasing whether that is brought about by climate change. Post Courier
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