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CMA-REPS adds typhoon probability forecast, heavy rainfall occurrence time, and rainstorm probability forecast

Source:China Meteorological News Press14-06-2022

From June 7, CMA-REPS,Regional Ensemble Prediction System, has been updated to version 3.2. The new version has added products like typhoon probability forecast, heavy rainfall occurrence time, and rainstorm probability forecast. 

Oriented towards typhoon forecast, the new version has optimized the image of typhoon intensity and track forecast products. It has added typhoon development information.

Targeted at rainstorm forecast, the new version has added heavy rain occurrence time and rainstorm location neighborhood probability forecast. The new version has also added the visibility technology of rainstorm ensemble forecast product, severe weather ensemble forecast, and others.

The new version has also moved the forecasting area 5 degrees southward. The adjustment will be instrumental in elevating the early warning time efficiency of typhoons offshore. 

REPS mainly focuses on short-range weather forecast from one day to three days, which can better judge severe convection. (Jun. 13)

Editor: Liu Shuqiao