Weather forecasting to be upgraded next year

Illustrative image (Source: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) – The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting began a project on enhancing the quality of rainfall calculation and storm forecasts on March 8. Using more than 20 million EUR from Finland’s official development assistance, the project will run through 2018 to improve weather forecast systems across 15 provinces and cities. Five radar and 18 storm centres will be built, and three radar centres will be upgraded. The project will also set up a facility to digitise radar information, produce weather services and provide training courses for staff. Under support from the Finnish Government, Vietnam has…... [read more]

The National Hydro Meteorology Centre (NHMC) has drawn experience in weather forecasting while devising solutions to better forecast storm this year. VOV interviewed NHMC Director Dr Bui Van Duc on the issue.   VOV: Weather forecasting work has been well implemented in mainland and coastal areas while such work has proved ineffective in offshore areas. What do you think about the matter? Mr Duc : What you say is accurate and properly reflected the real situation of weather forecasting at present. Due to limited investment in offshore weather forecasting, detailed information about tropical low pressure systems, storms and floods is…... [read more]

Viet Nam lacks qualified weather forecasting experts, Phan Van Tan, a lecturer at the Ha Noi University of Natural Science's Faculty of Hydrology and Meteorology, told Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper.What is your assessment of the quality of our weather forecasting nowadays?Generally speaking, our weather forecasting has improved quite a lot, particularly forecasting for the next 24 hours. However, forecasting for the next 48 or 72 hours is not really reliable. It should serve as a reference or warning.In addition, viewers of weather forecasts should have some knowledge of the weather in order to use the forecast more effectively. For example,…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Several new Government’s policies come into effect this month, including regulations on credit institutions and foreign bank branches, payments for those involved in searching for and collecting remains of war matyrs, and fines for incorrect weather forecasts.One of the new decrees replaces another from 2012 and provides rules for credit institutions and foreign bank branches and for appraising investment efficiency in credit institutions wholly or partly owned by the State.The decree states that credit institutions and foreign banks must comply with financial disclosure regulations in accordance with the Law on Credit Institutions and other laws.They are also…... [read more]

The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha has blamed the El Nino phenomenon for the recent inaccurate weather forecast reports. Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung said at a meeting with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on December 21 that he was concerned about the recent weather forecasts after severe droughts in the central and central highlands, saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta and cold spells in northern mountainous areas. Over 100 people have died or been left missing during the recent floods in the central region. He said, "Weather forecast, especially remote…... [read more]

According to NCHF, the network became a key channel in collecting andexploiting data sources from international forecast centres. At present, VinaREN includes six network operation centres (NOC),connecting more than 60 member networks from hundreds of researchinstitutes, universities, scientific organisations, data centres andhospitals in 11 provinces and cities nationwide. VinaREN allows Vietnam’s community of researchers and educators tomake high-speed connections with over 50 million colleagues working atmore than 8,000 centres worldwide, helping them share information onscience and technology and promoting cooperation through remoteeducation and health check-ups, grid computing, cloud computing,weather forecasting and climate change response. Dr. Nguyen Hong Van from the…... [read more]

The bulletin, produced by Tran Thao Linh, who is acting manager of the Meteorological Information Department, Weather and Disaster Broadcasting, Vietnam Television (VTV), and a producer of daily weather forecast programmes and disaster breaking news.Linh has successfully surpassed nine outstanding entries to receive the honourable award.According to EMS news, the entry was a good mixture of forecast details and practical information for viewers as Super Typhoon Haiyan approached Vietnam. Producer/editor Tran Thao Linh, who is a meteorologist with a master’s degree, did an excellent job of putting the enormity of the typhoon in context by showing a video of the…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Several new Government’s policies come into effect this month, including regulations on credit institutions and foreign bank branches, payments for those involved in searching for and collecting remains of war matyrs, and fines for incorrect weather forecasts.One of the new decrees replaces another from 2012 and provides rules for credit institutions and foreign bank branches and for appraising investment efficiency in credit institutions wholly or partly owned by the State.The decree states that credit institutions and foreign banks must comply with financial disclosure regulations in accordance with the Law on Credit Institutions and other laws.They are also…... [read more]

National Assembly (NA) deputies have proposed that those who give wrong weather forecasts which result in loss of life and major damage should be prosecuted. Pham Thi Phuong, a NA deputy from central Ha Tinh Province Pham Thi Phuong, a NA deputy from central Ha Tinh Province, told the NA’s discussion on the draft Law on Hydrometeorology on June 24, that it is unacceptable for weather forecaster to make serious errors. “The law should include a regulation banning the supply of wrong weather foresting information that causes serious human and property damages,” said Phuong. She cited Typhoon Linda in 1997…... [read more]

The National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center predicts that the weather conditions during the coming holiday weekend will be sunny, with showers occurring in some areas of the country. During the last two days, the northern region has seen showers at night and early morning. However, during the two public holidays of April 30 and May 1, the weather in tourist destinations like Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Island looks to be nice and sunny.The Central region though may experience a heat wave. Daytime temperatures might reach 31-34 degrees Celsius while nighttime temperatures will hover around 22-25 degrees.The weather forecast…... [read more]