launching of first Arab professional weather forecast channel will unify reports and avoid
-- Dr. Abdullah Al Mandoos, Executive Director of the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology, NCMS, has said the launch of the first professional Arab channel on meteorology on YouTube will unify reports and avoid rumours circulated by social networking media on the Internet.
In an exclusive statement to the Emirates News Agency, WAM, Al Mandoos said that the weather channel will be launched after Eid al-Fitr and will broadcast daily and weekly weather programmes in both Arab and English. He added that it will also feature health, touristic programmes and other related activities.
He added that the launch of the channel comes as part of a plan to enhance services in line with the vision of the leadership to upgrade electronic government in the shift to smart government, through which services will be rendered to all segments of society with ease.
Al Mandoos said the Emiri Decree on setting up the NCMS was aimed at unifying sources of information regarding the weather forecast, adding that such reports would be credible and reliable.
He added that the channel will allow all segments of society access to information about the weather and other phenomena, such as earthquakes, using smart technology.