With monsoon season right around the corner, an Automatic Weather Station (AWS) was installed on Thursday in Karachi to monitor the rainfall situation in the port city at a faster rate.
The modern weather station was installed in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Centre (JICC) at the Pakistan Meteorological Department’s (PMD) observatory near the Old Terminal in Pehalwan Goth locality.
Met department Director Sardar Sarfraz said that 45 automatic weather stations would be installed across the country with the cooperation of Japan. “After Karachi, 17 automatic weather stations will be installed in rural Sindh and 27 in different cities of Punjab,” he added.
He said that the next AWS will be installed in Lahore while the third one in Islamabad, adding that 45 AWS have been bought with Rs560 million. However, he said, a large portion of the sum was financed by Japan.