Weather Monitoring Network of Somalia
In 2002, SWALIM started efforts to re-establish an integrated rainfall network throughout Somalia. It is expected that this network will generate essential ground data to supplement satellite predictions. Currently, through the partnership of local and international NGOs in Somalia over 67 manual rain gauges have been re-established and two automatic weather stations (AWS) installed in Garowe and Hargeisa. Data from these stations is transmitted on a weekly basis or as requested by SWALIM via e-mail or telephone to its Nairobi office where the Somalia Climate archive is maintained comprising of the pre-war and post war climate data. The AWS transmit weather data on an hourly basis.
To maintain this network and develop a national weather service, SWALIM works in close collaboration with the ministries of Agriculture in Puntland and Somaliland. So far, weekly and monthly weather bulletins for the two regions are published.
- Monitoring Network for Northern and Central Somalia
- Monitoring Network for Southern Somalia
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