Hydrometeorological Information Service in DPRK

Pyongyang, July 12 (KCNA) — The Hydrometeorological Information Center under the Hydrometeorological Service of the DPRK serves meteorological information to relevant institutions and regions, on the basis of meteorological data observed over the last 50-odd years.

The accuracy of the information on average temperature, accumulated temperature, surface temperature, wind velocity, precipitation and windstorm of the relevant regions is over 97 percent.

The center has developed a service program so as to render data swiftly and serves hydro-meteorological information in various forms, thus contributing to the development of the general national economy.

The center, which started working over ten years ago, hourly records the data sent by the meteorological, hydrological and oceanographic observatories across the country and the satellite, radar and aerological observation data and renders them to the relevant units.

It regularly makes public through data, publications and radio at the request of the agricultural, electric power, fishery, marine and railway transport sectors.

Besides, it supplies data on the time of thawing of the ground according to the depths of the soil, ecological features of farm crops at each stage, the water current volume according to seasons and its change, all the hydrometeorological and oceanographic data for fishing and marine transportation.

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