New weather station unveiled in Orihuela

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FORECASTING: Mayor of Orihuela (3rd left) after opening ceremony ©Ayuntamiento de Orihuela

RESIDENTS and tourists along the Orihuela Costa will in future get a better weather forecast.

This will be thanks to a new weather station that has been officially unveiled on the roof of the Orihuela Costa Town Hall by Mayor Emilio Bascuñana.

The new installation will be able to gather more accurate information on the different atmospheric and meteorological conditions that occur in the municipality, with the opening coinciding with the commemoration of World Meteorology Day.

Mayor Bascuñana said: “This equipment will be very useful for Orihuela, offering us a greater ability to anticipate weather conditions. We will also be better prepared to face severe weather such as heavy rains or storms that also result in dangerous sea conditions too.”

Orihuela’s councillor for the Environment, Miguel Angel Fernandez, and one of a number of other local dignitaries attending the ceremony said that “an ability to provide an accurate weather forecast is fundamental to the life of the general public and the growth in economic activity since, for example, it allows farmers to better determine the frequency of irrigation of their crops thanks to the data that we can provide.”

The information collected will add to the municipality’s records of temperature, humidity, rain, wind, and the UVA sun index, and will be available for all to read on the Orihuela council website at www.orihuela.es

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