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Weather system upgrade

Monday June 25, 2018 Written by Published in Weather
WATSAN staff get the new rain gauge station organised on Te Kou. 18062402 WATSAN staff get the new rain gauge station organised on Te Kou. 18062402

Members of the Solid Waste Management Committee and the Water, Waste and Sanitation Unit (WATSAN) of the Ministry of Infrastructure Cook Islands made the long hike to the summit of Te Kou on Thursday, to upgrade a weather-reading system.

The current rainfall telemetry system atop the mountain requires WATSAN members to conduct regular hikes to collect data.

The new system will remove the need for those hikes, as it will automatically send collected information to WATSAN via radio technologies.

Once their work had been carried out, the team stayed the night up the mountain to monitor the system and ensure everything was operating correctly.

Telemetry is an automated process for performing weather measurements and sending data to receiving equipment for analysis.