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Honduras


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Servicio Meteorologico National, SMN

Servicio Meteorologico National is the National Meteorological Service of Honduras. The Director of SMN is the Permanent Representative of Honduras with WMO.

Hydrometeorological services are carried out by four national institutions in Honduras. The National Meteorological Service, Servicio Meteorologico National, is responsible for the management of the nationĺs meteorological information. The Head Office of Hydrological Resources is in charge ofthe management of surface water and has also a network of climatological stations at national level. The National Electric Company has a hydrological division in charge of several hydrometric networks located in watersheds, with hydropower development projects under way. The National Autonomous Aqueduct and Sewer Service is responsible for the management of underground water at the national level.

The Project has improved the quality of meteorological and climatological services of SMN by 50% and the Head Office of Hydrological Services by15%.

The quality of forecasts has improved through the establishment of anew two-way satellite telecommunication system. This 100% improvement is based on a large increase in the number of products available to meteorologists. Greater effectiveness was also achieved in international telecommunications. In addition, quickened preparatory measures in synoptic and aeronautical meteorology resulted in better weather forecasting.

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