Climate data management training, Kiribati Meteorology Service.

Met seeks funds to re-open stations

Climate data management training, Kiribati Meteorology Service.

Climate data management training, Kiribati Meteorological Service.

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.

Kiribati Meteorological Service official homepage
Map of operational and non-operational weather offices in Kiribati

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.

Read the full story at Island Business

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