Vietnam launches first warning system for thunderstorm, lightning, flood
PSNews - An early warning system for thunderstorm, lightning and flood was launched on October 3 by the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration.
The launching ceremony was held in Hanoi by the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration at an event to celebrate the 78th anniversary of the sector.
Speaking at the event, General Director of the Administration Tran Hong Thai said over the past 78 years, the sector has strived to apply advanced technologies to improve its forecast ability, thus making contributions to natural disaster prevention and control that help ensure the nation’s defense and security.
The system automatically integrates data supplied from many weather stations and will provide early information for the forecast of dangerous meteorological and weather phenomena that can impact the community.
“With this system, we will have more information in the warning task,” said Tran Hong Thai, head of the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration.
Using the system, all weather developments across the country will be able to be continuously supervised through images from Earth observation satellites, domestic weather radars, rain gauge networks, and lightning positioning networks.
At the event, domestic and international experts also discussed measures to bolster cooperation and support for Vietnam’s meteorological and hydrological sector.