Emirates news agency – National Meteorological Center rolls out host of new online services


ABOU DHABI, June 1, 2021 (WAM) – On behalf of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Dr Abdulla Al Mandous, Director of the National Meteorological Center (NCM) and President of Regional Association II (Asia), today launched NCM’s new electronic services.

Dr Abdulla Al Mandous said: “Thanks to the unwavering support of our wise leadership, the National Meteorological Center has become an active player in the field of meteorology at the local and international level. This supports the UAE Vision 2021 which aims to make the United Arab Emirates one of the best countries in the world in terms of economic and social development. “

Omar Al Yazeedi, director of research, development and training at NCM, said the Center had completely revamped its website to ensure ease of use and access to all weather related information as well as ” to NCM’s key activities and services. In addition, several new services and features have been added to the website, such as satellite map viewing, tropical cyclone viewing and tracking, earthquake monitoring, and weather information request for business and industry. public via the NCM website.

Al Yazeedi also revealed that for the first time in the world, specialists using the website https://www.rain.ae/radar3d will now be able to view the radar information in high quality 3D format, see how the clouds are form and observe from different angles and sizes. The website also allows them to view cloud data horizontally and vertically to visualize its actual size which sometimes spans over a hundred kilometers. This will allow specialists to estimate the amount of water carried by clouds now and in some previous cases.

Developed as a joint research and development project with MapTiler.ae, the weather and radar data visualization tool provides global background maps in Arabic language allowing businesses and organizations to include maps in their products and services .

Through the Rain.ae website, NCM also launched a unique service to provide weather information in an innovative format on a global scale, allowing access to weather forecasts for the next ten days with the support of an animation. high quality and the ability to choose multiple weather elements at different altitudes.

Using state-of-the-art technologies, Rain.ae provides an overview of global weather conditions, as well as accurate predictions of temperature, humidity, precipitation, winds, air pressure and wave heights in n anywhere in the world.

The redesigned website also includes the updated version of the Ghaith Page which contains important information for community members and meteorologists, giving them access to data from the five most important numerical forecast models locally. , regional and global for comparison. In addition, Gaith maps contain accurate data for many weather elements at different altitudes.

NCM also launched its new World Weather app, which provides users with hourly weather forecasts for major cities around the world over a period of 10 days and weather forecasts for the United Arab Emirates for the next four days. Using NCM’s state-of-the-art technological infrastructure, the app can display observations from NCM’s weather stations for the past 24 hours and hourly weather forecasts for the next three days across the country.

It also incorporates weather maps that display the latest warnings, radar images and the output of digital prediction models. Available on iOS and Android devices, the app also allows users to check prayer times and Qibla direction from anywhere in the world.


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