Thursday, August 24, 2017

CS, Priof, Judi Wakhungu addressing pupils of St. Johns Savannah from Bungoma who were on academic tour to KSM airport. 

Kenya has met one of the major conditions to qualify to operate direct flights to the United States of America by establishing automatic weather observation systems at its main airports, Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources Prof. Judi Wakhungu said that, the equipment, that has been installed at Jomo Kenyatta, Eldoret and Kisumu International airports, would significantly improve aviation in the country and the region through providing weather information in ten minutes intervals.

CS, Prof. Judi Wakhungu at the Kisumu International Airport to commission the weather observation system.

Prof Wakhungu was speaking today at the Eldoret and Kisumu International Airports, when she commissioned the Automatic Weather Systems that will improve forecasting by providing more accurate data to the aviation industry.

The Meteorological Observations that will be performed automatically by the new equipment include: Air temperature, Wind speed and direction, Pressure, Air humidity, Dew point temperature, Precipitation, Solar Radiation, Visibility, Cloud Height, and Thunderstorms.

In addition the system will be able to monitor Clear Air Turbulence (CAT) due to strong cross winds or wind gusts.The commissioning was witnessed by Director, Kenya Meteorological Department Mr,Peter Ambenje, Environment Secretary Dr.

CS, Min. of Env & Nat Res, Prof. Judi Wakhungu, flanked by Env Sec, Dr. Alice Kaudia, Head of Eng. at KMD Airports, Claudius Ogundu and Director,KMD, PeterAmbenje

Alice Kaudia and other senior officials from KMD Kenya Airports and Kenya Civil Aviation Authority officials.

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