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DMCA introduces Smart Weather portal

Mahmoud Ewidah, DMCA Mahmoud Ewidah, DMCA

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has launched Smart Weather, a new online portal that provides weather information for the shipping sector.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Smart Weather displays onshore and offshore maritime weather forecasts for a period up to nine days in advance, with updates provided throughout the day.

The portal provides details on wave height and direction, wind speed and direction, air temperature, and visibility, in both Arabic and English. It also offers navigational warnings as needed.

The new portal comes in both Professional and Public versions. The Professional model provides more advanced maritime-specific weather information and forecasts, with detailed daily weather reports distributed under the supervision of DMCA’s Safety and Environment Department.

“One of the major objectives of Dubai’s ambitious Maritime Sector Strategy is to ensure the highest levels of maritime safety,” said Mahmoud Ewidah, director of the information technology department at DMCA.

“Our new online portal provides major maritime stakeholders and the general public alike with powerful tools that keep them accurately informed of weather conditions that affect their maritime activities 24/7. Technology-driven initiatives such as this are vital to Dubai’s emergence as one of the world’s most advanced and competitive maritime hubs in the few coming years.”{/mprestriction}

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