In future weather warnings for sailing will be improved and the radar will also help to warn of future tsunamis. The radar is able to read the height and speed of the waves.
Chairman of the Thailand’s Warning System, Smith Dharmasaroj, told the gathering of local officials at Phuket Provincial Hall:
”This system can work very well and has been successful in many countries already. For a tourist destination like Phuket, this system is ideal,” reports Phuket Wan.
The radar would give at least 15 minutes warning of a tsunami, Smith Dharmasaroj said.
Experts from Norway and Britain are involved in helping Thai officials to conduct a survey to find the right installation points on Phuket and along the Andaman.