Vietnam on Tuesday afternoon introduced its first warning system for floods, thunderstorms, and lightning.
The Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment held a ceremony in Hanoi to celebrate the 78th anniversary of the sector and launch the 10-radar warning system.
The system will enhance the weather forecasting capability and provide early information related to dangerous meteorological and hydrological phenomena.
It automatically integrates data supplied from several weather stations situated across the country.
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.
The system will also monitor and control data from automatic weather stations.
“With this system, we will have more information in the warning task,” said Tran Hong Thai, head of the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration.
The system can warn of heavy rains, thunderstorms, and lightning 30 minutes to three hours earlier than the time the phenomena occur, helping residents avoid the loss of life and property, Thai added.