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CMA and PMD collaborates in responding to flood disaster in Pakistan

Source:China Meteorological New Press07-09-2022

On 2 September 2022, Mr. Zhuang Guotai, Administrator of China Meteorological Administration (CMA), sent CMA’s concern over the severe flooding ravaging Pakistan through his letter to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). He reinforced CMA’s commitment in enhancing cooperation with PMD to jointly ramp up the capacity of disaster preparedness and response to climate change. On the same day, the two Services held consultation, calling in meteorologists from technical bodies of both sides to jointly analyze the weather and climate factors of rainstorms battering Pakistan since June. 

CMA has been paying close attention to this occurrence of monsoon floods in Pakistan since June and collaborating with PMD in meteorological satellite monitoring (in particular FY-3 and FY-4 satellites) and remote sensing for flooding monitoring and analysis, meteorological information application, weather forecast, etc. On CMA’s World Meteorological Centre Beijing website, PMD’s user account is tailored with global model products in real time for reference, assisting the weather service for disaster response work. Besides, the CMACast system in Pakistan has been upgraded with the new equipment and up-to-date application platforms.

Editor: Liu Shuqiao