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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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  • Weather technology: NZ’s little-known export to Asia

    Major Philippines broadcasters and China Southern Airlines are among clients from Asia using MetService’s weather technology – a little-known service export to the region. MetService is a household name for Kiwis as they decide what to wear in the morning or whether it’s safe to take to the road in challenging conditions. But its technology […]

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  • Construction worker killed by lightning strike

    KUCHING: A 26-year-old man was killed when he was struck by lightning at a construction site in Jalan Tun Abdul Rahman Yaakub here today. The construction worker, identified as Nansion Raby Tagik, died on the spot in the 2.30pm incident. District police chief Assistant Commissioner Abang Ahmad Abang Julaihi said Nasion and his colleagues, including […]

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