Vietnam can forecast cyclone, waterspout and hail since 2020

The National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center yesterday held a talk about the role of hydrology meteorology forecast in sustainable development in Hanoi. 

Vietnam can forecast cyclone, waterspout and hail since 2020

Vietnam can forecast cyclone, waterspout and hail since 2020

At the event, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Secretary General Prof. Petterri Talaas said that typhoon is considered as one of unpredictable natural disasters which Vietnam as well as the worldwide countries have been facing and they have to suffer storms and super- typhoons in the upcoming time.

According to Prof. Tran Thuc, Vice Chairman of the Advisory Council on climate change, the weather condition in Vietnam is serious with high temperature, massive drought and downpours causing flashflood because of influence of climate change. 

The country will continue facing many challenges from drought, tropical typhoons, salinity intrusion, flashflood…

Vietnam can forecast cyclone, waterspout and hail since 2020  ảnh 1 Hail is considered as one type of climate change
 Mr. Tran Hong Thai, Vice director of the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center said that the global warming, heavy rain and dry weather were considered as types of climate change in the recent years. 

Last year, Vietnam was impacted by 20 storms and tropical-low pressure systems. 

Additionally, frost occurrence in the northern mountainous provinces as well as drought, salinity and seawater intrusion into land of the southern region were types of climate change; therefore, the hydrology meteorology forecast needed to be exactly right to reduce absolute damages. 

Currently, Vietnam has accessed to modern technologies of the world to place systems of radar observation, thunderstorm and lighting warning….

According to the law on natural disasters and natural disaster prevention and control activities, Vietnam have suffered 21 types of the natural disaster; however, thunderstorm, cyclone, waterspout and hail were not able to early forecast.  

The warnings are issued for 15- 30 minutes before a weather phenomenon occurr. With the reason, the national hydrology meteorology forecast center is investing complex models of modern technologies including setting up radar systems and automatic observation stations. 

After the technological complex is expected to put into operation by 2020, Vietnam could issue premature weather warnings and predications for cyclone, waterspout and hail to residents, stressed Mr. Thai. 

Prof. Petterri Talaas, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Secretary General desired Vietnam to pay more investments for setting up observation stations, improving ability as well as forecast standard.  

In the WMO development strategy for 2016- 2019, its activities will always give priority for reducing risk of natural disaster, dealing with climate change and efficient usage of water.

The WMO desired to connect its member countries, especially developing countries as Vietnam under target of strengthening mutual cooperation as well as sharing climate data, added Prof. Petterri Talaas.

Source: Vietnamplus- Translated by Huyen Huong

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