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Mauritius: The Doppler weather forecast radar delivered in 2017

The Doppler weather forecast radar S-Band financed up to 400 million rupees (10.5 million euros) by the Japanese government through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and which should be operational in March, will only be delivered in 2017.
The new technological equipment be able to precisely determine the formation of rainy cloudy zones within a radius of 250 km around Mauritius.
As a reminder, Japan had decided to finance the weather radar in June 2013 with a facility on the site of the former Radar Weather Trou aux Cerfs, broken since 2002.
The deadly floods on Saturday, March 30, 2013 and have made 11 victims in Port-Louis, had particularly emphasized the necessity of a Weather forecaster radar to prevent the risk of localized heavy rains in Mauritius.
A sophisticated weather radar, which can calculate the volume of water in a cloud mass had been sorely lacking in forecasting meteorological services in the Vacoas station for the day Saturday, March 30, 2013 in Mauritius.
No special Bulletin of "vigilance heavy rains" had been issued on the day of the tragedy. Mauritians Meteorologists are currently based on European satellite images to predict the weather to come to Mauritius.


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