Taiwan-China weather pact to help alleviate drought: CWB

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/09
By: Chen Wei-ting and Scully Hsiao

Taipei, April 9 (CNA) A Taiwan-China agreement on meteorological cooperation will give 201504090025t0001Taiwan access to China’s weather data, which will facilitate cloud seeding efforts to fight the island’s worst drought in decades, a weather official said Thursday.

The agreement will give Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau an early grasp of the movements of clouds over southern China when they start to move east toward Taiwan, said Central Weather Bureau Director-General Shin Tzay-chyn.

The bureau will then pass on the information to the Water Resources Agency to give the agency an early start in its cloud seeding efforts, Shin said.     [FULL  STORY]

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