Indonesia to install weather monitoring devices at Asiad venues

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Jakarta, July 22 (IANS) Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) will install Automatic Weather Station (AWS) at venues for weather-relied sports of the Asian Games to ensure the success of the multi-sports event, the agency’s chairperson said here on Sunday.

“The AWS instruments would support the Asian Games by providing detailed information in 16 venues located in Jakarta and Palembang,” Head of BMKG Dwikorita Karnawati said, referring to the cities which will host the 18th Asiad themed “Energy of Asia” starting next month.

The venues entitled to AWS instalment are the ones used for sports that much-relied on weather conditions, such as paragliding, she added, reports Xinhua news agency.

Besides the planned instalment of AWS, the Indonesian weather agency will also provide the mapping of micro-scaled weather prediction around the Asiad venues.

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Over 11,000 athletes from 45 Asian countries and regions are scheduled to take part in the 18th Asian Games slated from August 18 to September 2, participating in 40 sports in Indonesia’s two cities.

–IANS

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