Pakistan Meteorological Department has initiated the step to enhance weather forecasting and warning capabilities with the help of JICA/Government of Japan. Under the project “Establishment of Specialized Medium Range weather Forecasting Centre (SMRFC) and Strengthening of Weather Forecasting System in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan” sponsored by JICA, installation of weather radar and a Wind Profiler system, High Performance Computing Cluster system has been installed at PMD Islamabad. The main objective of this project is to make available medium range weather forecasts (country wide, 3-10 days) using higher performance computing system. It will be capable for timely dissemination of accurate severe weather forecast and warnings to the vulnerable districts/communities of Pakistan.It will also be able to measure highly accurate rainfall intensity and to detect the weather situation.
SMRFC project provides 0-3 days weather forecast. The products of following models are available:
SMRFC project provides upto 10 days weather forecast. The products of following models are available:
High resolution (5Km) WRF model products are avaialable for the flood catchment areas of Pakistan. The basins covered are Indus, Jhelum, Kabul, Chenab, Sutlej and Ravi River Basin
The model products will be updated on daily basis.
The model products will be upgraded/replaced based on observation, on regular basis.
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