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June 06, 2018

Weather station Buoy installed at Mandalay Gaw Wein Jetty

A weather station buoy being seen at Gaw Wein. Photo: Aung Thant Khine
A weather station buoy being seen at Gaw Wein. Photo: Aung Thant Khine

A WEATHER station buoy was installed at Gaw Wein Jetty, Mandalay on 17 July by the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems in cooperation with Pentair Environment System of Australia.
Meteorological information can be recorded by the onboard weather sensor and the data will be uploaded onto the website 24 hours a day, aiding research.
If erratic weather conditions are found upon the processing of information, we can issue weather warnings, said U Aung Myo Khaing, director of Component-3.
The buoy will conduct ten measurements per day such as measuring wind speed and direction, Barometric pressure, temperature and other variables.
Another buoy has been installed in the Yangon River. Besides acting as a weather sensor, this buoy includes a physical barometer to measure the pollution of the river and the dissolution of oxygen in the river water. The buoy in Mandalay can provide only weather data, he continued.
The Australia Company has donated a total of three weather measuring pieces to Myanmar: one buoy with a weather sensor at Mandalay Jetty, a radar device at Innwa (Sagaing Bridge) to measure the water level and speed of the Ayeyawady and another buoy in the Yangon River with a weather sensor and water quality measuring apparatus.—Aung Thant Khineby2


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