Sola Observation Station

Site Name:Sola

WMO Number:91551

Island:Vanua Lava





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Brief history about Sola weather Station

Sola weather office is located in Sola, Vanua Lava in the Torba Province. The site has been relocated from Port Patterson in December 1948 to Vetburar, and finally to its current location as of the 1st of January, 1972. It is manned by 2 staff working on a 24/7 shift. It is one Global Climate Observing System in Vanuatu, as its data is more than 30 years, thus  it can be used for research. Surface observations were done three hourly and also during flight times ,using meteorological instruments and sensory observations. In the future, there will be Automatic Weather Station (AWS) for Sola, through Vanuatu Climate Adaptation Project (VCAP ) funded by  United Nations Development Programme (UNDP ).Sola weather station have instruments that can record meteorological parameters such as atmospheric pressure ,wind speed and direction ,air temperature and relative humidity.Below is an instrument , which is used to measure a particular meteorological parameter.

This is a rain gauge, it is an instrument that is used to measure the amount of rainfall over a period of time, and it is measured in millimetres. The rain gauge consist of a small measuring tube and funnel contained inside a large cylinder. This type of gauge provides very specific readings useful in reporting and forecasting the weather. 

Rain gauge