The WMO’s High impact weather Lake System Project (HIGHWAY) has been developed to improve early warnings for fishermen working on Lake Victoria. According to the WMO, thousands of fishermen lose their lives every year due to the inadequacy of early warning weather alerts on the lake – the largest inland fishing area in the world.
The HIGHWAY project will deliver improved, accurate early warning systems to prevent deaths and damage due to severe convection and strong winds on Lake Victoria and in the East African Region. WMO leads this three-year project funded by the Department for International Development in the UK.
Credit: World Meteorological Organisation