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Radars to warn of weather hazards

CHINA is to station a new generation of meteorological radars across the country in the next five years to improve meteorological services and diminish the influence of weather hazards, authorities said yesterday.

The China Meteorological Administration said the radars would be stationed in major areas or blind regions of existing meteorological services, and economically developed areas suffering frequent weather damage.

Wang Shourong, deputy administrator of CMA, the radars would monitor meteorological hazards in the rural and coastal areas, major rivers, transportation lines and economic zones. They would be able to meet demands from industries such as irrigation, aviation, marine and forestry.

Wang said the new radars could pre-locate medium and minor weather systems such as thunderclouds and tornadoes. They could also warn if there were heavy rains coming.


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