The Kiribati Meteorological Service hopes to secure donor support to re-open four of its weather offices now closed due to obsolete equipment, Islands Business has reported.
Ueneta Toorua, the only meteorologist on the island shared with regional colleagues in Nadi this week some of the challenges faced by the Met Office in providing timely weather information to its citizens.
He said the four stations in the outer islands are crucial in monitoring and analyzing data on what’s happening in these islands.
“Now we are looking for support and funding to reopen these stations, especially to get data for climate monitoring and climate analysis.(sic)
Toorua admits the weather stations were closed after the Met Office in Kiribati was nationalized.