Public learn all about clouds

Monday March 27, 2017 Written by Published in Weather
Cook Islands Meteorological Service director Arona Ngari (far left) with his staff at the open day. 17032310 Cook Islands Meteorological Service director Arona Ngari (far left) with his staff at the open day. 17032310

People from all walks of life turned up to the open day at the Cook Islands Meteorological Service on Thursday.

 

The event was held in celebration of World Meteorological Day.

Service director Arona Ngari said although numbers were low, they had people from all sorts of different backgrounds at the open day.

Ngari and his staff explained to the public about clouds to help them understand and identify weather that are associated with different cloud patterns.

This was in line with the theme of this year’s World Meteorological Day – “Understanding Clouds”.

“We had a lawyer, a pearl farmer, a teacher, and a mother who came with her child who wants to become a meteorologist,” Ngari said.

“They seemed really elated with their visit. The staff put on a video to explain them about clouds, how they are formed and the weather associated with it.

“We are also thankful to other government agencies such as Foreign Affairs which posted some stuff about clouds on their Facebook page.”

Ngari said it was important for public to understand about clouds and the weather associated with it.

“The perception is all clouds bring chaotic weather, but there are some good clouds which brings in much-needed water to replenish the islands.”

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