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The meteorology sector confirms Yemen’s need for a climate emergency plan

The Assistant for the Meteorology Sector, Engineer Muhammad Saeed Hamid, stressed Yemen’s need for a climate emergency plan to face the extreme fluctuations of weather and climate in light of the fragility of the infrastructure, as well as the need to support the efforts of the meteorological services to raise their capabilities in early warning of weather and climate disasters

During a press conference today, organized by the Meteorology Sector of the General Authority for Civil Aviation and Meteorology, entitled “Weather and climate change in Yemen,” Hamid stressed the need to establish an integrated early warning system that depends on raising the capabilities of knowledge of danger, monitoring and warning services, publication, rapid communication and response.

He pointed to the reasons that have doubled the size of the rain disasters in Yemen, most notably the use of land, the rapid unplanned urbanization, the weakness of building laws, the urban boom and the population growth in the streams of torrents, pointing to what happened in the second rainy season during July and August of the current year, which caused major floods and losses. Massive in lives and property.

The assistant undersecretary for the meteorology sector stated that the climate data in Yemen are dominated by the summer climate, the climate of temperance, and the change in the minimum temperature to 31 percent, and the maximum one percent.

He said that the hot climate began to affect Sana’a since 2003 AD, and the high values ​​of the rain change coefficient appeared during the equinox season, while the relatively small values ​​were observed in summer and annual rains.

In the press conference, Hamid touched on the role of the meteorology sector in dealing with this weather situation by issuing air bulletins and warnings in a timely manner and communicating them through all the relevant media and competent authorities.

He called on those interested in weather conditions, climate changes and forecasts to take information and data from its authentic, internationally recognized official sources, which is the National Center of Meteorology.

Hamid stressed the need to interact with the meteorological outputs and join efforts and effective partnership with the competent authorities to mitigate the effects of various types of natural disasters.

He pointed to the importance of developing a national strategy for disaster risk reduction in accordance with the Sendai Framework, which requires disaster risk management with a clear vision, plans, efficiency, guidance and coordination.

In the press conference attended by the general directors of forecasts and equipment, Dr. Abd al-Latif al-Haddad, the National Center of Meteorology, Muhammad Tarish, and the Observation Ahmad al-Jabali, Research and Renewable Energy, Jamal al-Sayyis, a summary presentation was presented on the tasks of the meteorological sector and how the exceptional weather and climate changes in Yemen were dealt with The torrential rains that fell on our country during the summer of 2020

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