EEC (Enterprise Electronics Corporation) and its in-country partner Skand have announced the expansion of the Government of Nepal’s weather radar network.
The Nepalese Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) has purchased two EEC Defender C350 systems to further develop weather radar coverage across the country. These two new radars will network with the existing EEC-supplied Defender C350 already in operation in Surkhet district.
“Like many places around the world, Nepal is experiencing an increase in severe weather events,” said EEC CEO Chris Goode. In March of 2019, for example, a deadly storm ripped through the southeastern part of the country killing 28 people and injuring more than 1,100. Scientists confirmed it was the country’s first ever recorded tornado.
“This new EEC radar technology will provide forecasters critical real-time information to enhance warning lead time when a severe weather situation develops,” added Goode.
These two new systems, scheduled for installation in the districts of Palpa and Udayapur, will also help the DHM further improve rainfall and snowfall forecasting and estimation in the complex terrain spanning the Himalayan mountains.