Hanoi sets up weather warning system

The Institute of Geophysics at the Ministry of Science and Technology has successfully built a modern warning and monitoring system to collect input data for forecasting heavy rain and flooding in Hanoi. 

The modern monitoring system includes two X-band radars, eight stations for measuring electric fields, two automated meteorological stations, ten automated stations for rainfall measurement, one unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), one station for measuring cloud ceilings, eight satellite receivers, and three lightning warning stations.

The Institute has also established an advanced system for heavy rain and flood warnings and for delivering data to end users in the capital, with a view to assisting them in dealing with natural disasters such as thunderstorms, heavy rain, and flooding.

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Le Diem