Malawi, Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services

Malawi’ s lightning-induced mortality is 16 times higher compared to similar regions in Southern Africa. Clearly, a capable technology able to deliver precise real-time insights into thunderstorm activities is most helpful. Nowcasts’ LINET system was procured via a UNDP-Tender in 2019 as a fundamental game changer to Malawi’s lightning-related safety measures.

With a focus on rugged quality, autonomous power-supply and excellent data-quality the country-wide detection network was set up on only a few weeks’ time with the support of nowcast’ s local installation partner and the dedicated Team of Malawi’s Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services.