Hanoi has been chosen as the forecast support center for weather phenomena for countries in Southeast Asia by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Vietnam has performed a key role as a Regional Forecast Support Center (RFSC) after participating in the Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project (SWFDP) in 2010, part of an initiative by the WMO to improve countries’ capabilities in mitigating damage caused by severe weather. It supports weather forecasting in the region and shares models that help warn of dangerous weather phenomena in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, the Philippines and, recently, Myanmar. The forecasts from RFSC Hanoi are used daily by ASEAN member countries, further enhancing the official forecasts of members of the WMO. The center in Hanoi is still in the trial stage, according to Mr. Tran Hong Thai, Deputy General Director of the General Department of Meteorology, which oversees its operations. After the trial, the center will go … [Read more...] about Hanoi selected as Southeast Asia weather forecast center
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Viet Nam News ĐIỆN BIÊN - The third phase of a project on upgrading Việt Nam's capability to measure rain and detect storms and lightning has been launched at the Pha Đin Radar Station in northern Điện Biên Province. This was stated by the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting. The project will be implemented in the 2016-18 period, using 20.2 million euros (US$21,447) of Official Development Assistance (ODA) from the Finnish government and reciprocal capital from Việt Nam worth VNĐ168.3 billion ($7.4 million). One of the key objectives of the project is to improve Việt Nam's weather radar system, for which a Finnish company will install five new radar stations and upgrade three old ones, in addition to providing the country with new supporting equipment to ensure synchronisation among all the stations. It will also help Việt Nam build new, synchronised meteorological systems across the country, Panu Partanen, representative of Vaisala, the Finnish company, said. … [Read more...] about Finland helps Việt Nam improve weather forecast capacity
HA NOI — The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources last week announced that their weather forecasting had been completely accurate this year, but the public have found the claim incredulous. Minister Pham Khoi Nguyen said that the country's National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting had given accurate forecasting of 11 storms this year. Tran Van Sap, deputy general director of the centre, said that the potential for error always remained and there was always a risk inherent in making forecasts. He said that unlike previous years when the storms weakened reaching land, they had become much stronger. Sap said that people were mainly killed in the floods after the storms, not in the storms themselves. "So, we definitely can announce that the centre has accomplished its tasks by providing adequate warning about the developments and danger of the storms," he said. In spite of the statements, complaints have plagued the forecasters, with the recent Ketsana storm … [Read more...] about Public dubious of weather forecasts
The country needs to improve the capacity of its weather forecasting services to better protect themselves against natural disasters. In hydrology, time is the great work to dig new reservoir lakes and renovate existing ones to prevent the occurrence of floods on the rivers at risk. This is what emerges, in essence, the estimation made by the speakers at the recent symposium on forecasting natural disasters this year. In his speech, the chief assistant of the Department of meteorology, hydrology and climate change, Nguyen Thi Binh Minh, expressed concern about the lack of information on the precise level of lakes, reservoirs and consequences term forecasts of changes in the level of rivers downstream. Data which are essential. Especially as experts predict a hectic time this year, with a number of typhoons, storms and tropical depressions sharply higher than normal (which is 6 or 7 such episodes during the season). Unpredictable weather Pakhar storm, which reached our shores in … [Read more...] about Improve the capabilities of weather forecasting services
Officials of the National Hydro-meteorology Centre met with correspondents on November 18 to explain why their weather forecasts have been consistently wrong lately. Since late September 2008, the Central Hydro-meteorological Forecast Centre (under the National Hydro-meteorology Centre) has continuously published incorrect weather forecast bulletins, with quite gaping errors. Most recently, the centre delivered an inaccurate forecast about storm No. 10 (Noul), both as far as time and location. The storm hit the mainland many hours early than forecast. It hit the central provinces of Khanh Hoa and Ninh Thuan but the centre forecast it would hit a large part of the south and the Mekong Delta first. In accordance with the forecast, many southern and central provinces prepared very carefully, including evacuating thousands of people; but finally, the storm didn't appear. Meanwhile, over 100 boats sunk in Khanh Hoa and Ninh Thuan as the storm came earlier than expected. Previously, storm … [Read more...] about Continuous wrong weather forecasts, why?