Meteorology Website Relaunched with New Features

The Ministry of Transportation has launched its new Meteorology website with updated features and at-a-glance climate information.

31 August 2014

The Ministry of Transportation has launched its new Meteorology website with updated features and at-a-glance climate information.

The website, which went live this week, was designed with a contemporary look with a focus on providing live information in a user-friendly layout and is responsive to mobile devices. Ministry of Transportation Director of Meteorology Adel Deham said that the new website is part of a wider plan to strengthen and update meteorological services in the Kingdom.

The new site, bahrainweather.gov.bh, is one step in a series of moves that will result in the upgrade of services to clients and general users. One of the new features of the site is the 5-day forecast, as well as meteorological warnings and satellite images that show the movement of clouds and imminent dust and provide radar images of rain. Earthquake activity can also be seen in the images. The flight tracking section, accessible for private users, which is essential for airline companies and pilots, has been enhanced and can be used to help monitor the flights and provide information required while in the air.

Mr Deham disclosed that work was currently underway to develop mobile applications for public meteorological services through IOS and Android. "This will provide the general public not only with more easily accessible information, but will go a long way in ensuring the safety of people as they get real-time information on Bahrain weather forecasts," he said.

Mr Deham expressed confidence that the new site would help enhance precautionary measures taken against climate instability and potential natural disasters. "The site will send warnings, forecasts and essential scientific information on weather and climate, thereby enabling pilots, sea-goers and the general public to take necessary precautions," he concluded.

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