PMD launches phone-based weather information service -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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PMD launches phone-based weather information service

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has launched district wide phone-based weather information service on Friday, with the collaboration of Centre for Language Engineering (CLE) of University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore.

The weather Iinformation system was inaugurated by Chairman NDMA Major General Asghar Nawaz. Dr Ghulam Rasul, Director General PMD, Dr Sarmad Hussain and Dr Tania Habib from UET stated that it is completely automated system which will pick the weather forecast of any district from the computer model archive of PMD.

Weather information service provides weather forecast of 139 districts of Pakistan by dialing 051-9250363.

When a user calls this number, user is greeted by the system and then asked for a district name then system will provide the next 24 hour weather forecast of the desired district to the caller.

DG PMD further informed that more details on weather information will be added and the number of phone lines will be increased.-PR

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