Cholistan Institute of Desert Studies, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur installed a weather station in the experimental area to provide research facilities.
A weather station is a facility, with instruments and equipment’s for measuring atmospheric conditions to provide information for weather forecasts and to study the weather and climate. This instrument has been imported from USA, engineered to handle the harshest environments and deliver data with scientific precision, year after year with a wide range of options and sensors.
The measurements taken include temperature, dew, wind speed & direction, Barometric pressure, moon phase, UV & Solar radiation, rainfall & its rate and many more factors. These weather stations help to take the precautionary measures against the destructive rains, winds, severe high or low temperature.
The use of weather stations helps to cope with the frost and high temperature in summer. Director Cholistan Institute of Desert Studies Prof. Dr. Shazia Anjum told that Prof Dr Athar Mahboob Vice Chancellor is patronizing research activities and with availability of this weather system now it is a great opportunity and facility for faculty members, researchers, and students for measuring atmospheric conditions to provide information for weather forecasts and to study the weather and climate.