By Halitesh Datt, Fiji TV
4 July, 2013, Nadi, Fiji - The Fiji Meteorological Service is planning to open up a weather station in the Northern division.
FMS already has a hydrology unit based in Labasa and intends to supplement this service with a new weather station.
Given the role that it plays not only in Fiji but in the region as well, the Fiji Meteorological Service plans to further strengthen its operations this year.
To begin this, the met service is already installing automatic weather stations around the country to collect important weather related data.
Acting Director for Fiji Met Service, Aminiasi Tuidraki
FMS is also awaiting a $5.7 million dollar grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency to install a new early warning system.
Capital projects for the met service this year are pegged at FJD$5 million dollars.
The Acting Director for Fiji’s Met Service, Aminiasi Tuidraki says this is an effort to increase its network in Fiji and the region.
The Fiji met service is also hoping to carry out a public awareness programs regarding its operations.