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Uganda: 85 New Weather Stations to Be Installed

A total of 85 weather stations will be installed in Uganda over the next two years under a $1m (about Shs3.3b) project by the Trans-African Hydro-Meteorological Observatory (TAHMO) in an effort to tackle climate-driven environmental shocks and chronic stresses.

The aim is to warn farmers, fishermen and others about weather emergencies, said Mr Zach Dunn, the East Africa field director for TAHMO.

The stations to be installed mostly around Lake Victoria region, will transmit weather alerts to cell phones of more than 16 million residents providing accurate whether predictions based on good data, said Mr Dunn.

Dave Crosby


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