WEATHER OFFICE EXPECTED TO EXPAND WITH NEW EQUIPMENT

The country’s Weather Observation Network is expected to expand following the recent arrival of Automatic Rainfall and Weather Station equipment this month.

Director of Solomon Islands Meteorological Services David Hiriasia told the Government Communications Unit these new equipment will allow the MET Office to expand the collection of data to help determine the country’s local climate situation.

The MET Office currently has only five observation sites in the country and data collected from these sites does not fully reflect the real local climate of the country.

Mr Hirasia said this equipment will assist planning and setting of infrastructure developments in the country, climate change adaptation, and food security.

He also said a pilot installation of this equipment will begin in mid February.

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