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Mozambique Water in Sight

Mozambique

Awareness from within

Insights

Mozambique's National Institute for Meteorology (INAM) has long sought a technical solution to strengthen the link between real-time observations at synoptic stations and the immediate use of observation data in the software ClimSoft.

Using Water in Sight's service, INAM's trained Meteorologists (Readers) at 13 of 15 synoptic stations take manual observations of rainfall and temperature, max and min, and send these online using WhatsApp on a daily basis. 

Since May 2023, INAM has generated its sole source of digitized manual observations from stations reaching Mozambique's northern to southern provinces. Observations have been quality controlled to strengthen impact based forecasting.

Thereby, INAM has overcome the tiresome manual work of transcribing observations on paper sent by post, and the challenge with non-functioning automatic weather stations.  

Client

Government of Mozambique

Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia

(INAM)

Timeline

2023-2024

Scope

13 synoptic stations

26 Readers

6,000+ rainfall, T-min & T-max observations

 

Region

WMO Region I

Africa

Funding

Swedish Innovation Agency
Vinnova & 
self funded

Status

Ongoing

Results 

Training at stations and over the phone ensured remote stations were reached 

INAM access observations in tailored graphs and download format for easy integration with ClimSoft

26 Readers at 13 synoptic stations instantly digitizing over 6,000+ daily temperature and and rainfall observations to date

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