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Dubai just launched a new radar that can detect rain from 200km

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Dubai just got a lot better at predicting any changes to the weather. A new radar has been installed that can detect rain from a distance of 200 km.

Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of Dubai Municipality inaugurated the Meteorological Radar project, it was announced last night. As part of the project an early warning system for weather forecasting has been developed – basically a radar that can warn you if it’s going to rain.

We know what you’re thinking – doesn’t the weather forecast already do that – but this radar will elevate Dubai’s ability to monitor the weather as well as climate change.

The radar can detect drops of rain from 200 km, identify types of thunderstorms and give information on the time of occurrence and direction. Meteorologists will be able to analyse the date in order to predict the passage of a storm, which is especially helpful to give advance warning on the path of a cyclone or severe storm.

It has been installed at the Fly Dubai building on the Dubai – Al Ain Road. According to a statement this building has the best contour height to get a 360 degree circular covered of all areas of Dubai. It is also expected to have the least impact of any jamming sources.

Iman Al Khatibi, Head of Geodetic and Marine Survey Department, Dubai Municipality, said, “The Meteorological Radar Project highlights the continuous development of the weather forecasting system of Najm Sohail, one of the best meteorological systems used for technology at the regional level. Through its development, Dubai Municipality strives to provide and maintain sustainability in public safety with the best services to the public and partners.”

So next time there’s going to be a storm in Dubai, it seems that you will have plenty of prior warning… so you can start making a list of all the new Netflix shows you haven’t seen yet.

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