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  • Woolnorth Wind Farms Set to Receive Weather Guidance from MetraWeather

    Woolnorth Wind Farm Holding Pty Ltd is receiving weather guidance and lightning detection services from MetraWeather Australia. Woolnorth owns and operates three wind farms leveraging Tasmania’s world class wind resources to generate approximately 9 percent of Tasmania’s electricity needs. MetraWeather is a specialist weather insights company. It serves energy generators and distributors in Australia, Europe, […]

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  • Lightning strikes KL Tower

    How Malay Mail photographer Azneal Ishak got the perfect shot PETALING JAYA, Aug 2 — Azneal Ishak has been obsessed with capturing the perfect lightning shot since September 2015. Yesterday, the 26-year-old photographer succeeded in his pursuit. His snapshot of a single bolt of lightning zigzagging dramatically through the dark grey sky and connecting with […]

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  • MetService and TOA Systems collaborate on world-first

    Meteorological Service of New Zealand (MetService) is pioneering the first-ever South Pacific-wide lightning detection network in partnership with TOA Systems, Inc. In South Pacific countries, lightning information from the SPLN will assist with forecasting and monitoring of events by National Meteorological Services. Disaster response agencies in these countries will also have an increased ability to […]

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  • Saving lives and improving thunderstorm forecasting in Malaysia

    A new Malaysian lightning detection network brings benefits for public weather forecasting, worker safety and commercial operations impacted by lightning events. Lightning is one of the most dangerous and frequently encountered weather hazards In Malaysia. It takes lives, causes severe injuries, damages vital infrastructure and disrupts operations. Professor Ir Dr Mohd Zainal Abidin Ab Kadir, […]

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  • TOA Systems provides Bangladesh’s first lightning system

    Dhaka, May 13 (UNB) – Eight sensors capable of pinpointing lightning-prone areas and providing early warnings on incidence of lightning have been installed in the country. Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief has set up the US-made sensors recently, which will allow people to know when the incidents might occur in specific area and will […]

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  • Lightning strikes kill dozens across Bangladesh

    Dozens of Bangladeshis were killed in lightning strikes as pre-monsoon thunderstorms wreaked havoc across the South Asian country, an official said Thursday. Farmers harvesting rice in open fields made up the majority of victims, Iftekharul Islam, a director at Bangladesh’s disaster management department, told AFP. “In the last 24 hours, 29 people have died from […]

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  • India state records 36,749 lightning strikes in 13 hours

    The southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh recorded 36,749 lightning strikes in just a 13-hour period on Tuesday, officials say. The number is unusually high and the result of “extreme weather patterns”, according to the state disaster management authority. Nine people, including a nine-year-old girl, have been killed in the state by lightning strikes since […]

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  • Lightning strike on Penang beach instantly kills man, injures another

    BALIK PULAU: Two men were struck by lightning at a beach near Dewan Masyarakat Gertak Sanggul in Teluk Kumbar here during heavy rain last night. Factory supervisor Mohamad Amin Osman, 47, died at the scene in the 10pm incident. The second man, whose identity has not been established, was injured and rushed to the Penang […]

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  • TOA’s Australian lightning network partnership with MetraWeather

    Lightning is one of the most dangerous and frequently encountered weather hazards in Australia. There are deaths and over 100 severe injuries caused by lightning in Australia year-on-year. Lightning can severely harm or take the lives of workers and has the potential to disrupt operations through damage to communications and plant infrastructure, fire and ignition […]

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  • SB Safety Network Foundation launches Philippine-wide lightning detection network

    The INFORM Global Risk Index for 2018 attributed one of Asia’s highest rankings to the Philippines. The Index is a way to understand and measure the risk of humanitarian crises and disasters, and how the conditions that lead to them affect sustainable development. The ranking of 5.2 is due, in part, to the Philippines significant […]

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