More radar installed to improve accuracy in storm, rain forecasting

Saturday, 2018-07-07 17:08:43
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NDO/VNA – The Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration (VMHA) has developed a project to enhance the National Centre for Hydrometeorological Forecasting (NCHMF)’s capacity to provide warnings on thunderstorms, lightning, storms and rain by installing five new radar stations across the country.

The stations will be located on Pha Din mountain pass in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien, in Viet Tri city of the northern midland province of Phu Tho, in Nha Trang city of the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa, in Pleiku city in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai, and in Quy Nhon city in the south central province of Binh Dinh.

According to Bui Thi Hong Trang from the VMHA, the stations can supply high-resolution weather data covering hundreds of kilometers, which is necessary for the forecasting of coastal storms, thunderstorms, and heavy rains.

The stations will be equipped with Vaisala’s C-WRM200 dual polarisation Doppler weather radar, a new generation of radar with higher sensitivity and a lower cost, said Trang.

She added that along with the improved quality of statistics, the radar will also help improve the accuracy of alerts for dangerous weather phenomena.