10 automatic weather stations and hydrological monitoring equipment were installed in strategic areas across Sierra Leone, and training was provided to technical government staff for equipment use, maintenance, and interpretation of data to strengthen national capacity for meteorological services, climate information, and early warning. An innovative online tool was created that integrates the meteorological, hydrological, and climatological data generated in real-time by the monitoring equipment in order to inform disaster management and provide early warning. For the first time since the war, Sierra Leone now has a functional network of meteorological and hydrological monitoring stations. This enables enhanced prediction and mitigation, as well as response to weather-related disasters such as floods, droughts, and storms. It also increases national and local ability to integrate weather and climatological data into decision-making process for relevant sectors such as agriculture, transport, mining, tourism, and urban development.


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