Have your say in UAE weather reports soon

Have your say in UAE weather reports soon

A first in the region, the UAE weather channel is said to be the first Arab professional weather channel on meteorology.



By Silvia Radan - Reporter

Published: Thu 18 Jun 2015, 12:32 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:18 PM

Abu Dhabi — Weather conditions in the UAE will soon be forecast with “lots of fun and interactive elements” by the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) on its YouTube channel. The channel will be launched by mid-Ramadan.

A first in the region, the UAE weather channel is said to be the first Arab professional weather channel on meteorology, providing exclusive information on the UAE weather through daily and weekly programmes. Broadcasts will include weather reports during major festivals and events in the country and weather-related health advice for residents and expats. “On our website, the weather report is very official, but for YouTube we have a new concept, (which is) far more interactive,” said Dr Abdulla Al Mandoos, executive director of the NCMS.

The new weather channel will have seven sections. The first will be a detailed daily weather report that will feature graphics of different layers of the earth, which will explain the formation of different weather conditions.

‘Darna Ahla’ will focus on weather forecasts during all major sport or cultural events and festivals across the UAE, such as Qasr Al Hosn Festival or Red Bull Air Race, so that people can plan their visit in advance.

‘Safar’ is dedicated to UAE nationals and residents planning a trip abroad. The programme will feature short videos of places around the world best suited to be visited in different times of the year. Information on cultural and heritage backgrounds of these places will also be provided. For instance, if you are planning to visit Norway in February to see the Northern Lights, Safar will give information on the weather conditions there.

Another section on the channel will be dedicated to cloud seeding, explaining how it works. —

silvia@khaleejtimes.com


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