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Meteorology in Southern Rhodesia

Nature volume 145, page 99 (20 January 1940) | Download Citation



THE meteorological report of the Department of Agriculture, Southern Rhodesia, for the year ended June 30, 1938, covers the period during which the Northern Rhodesia Weather Service was taken over from the British East Africa Meteorological Service by arrangement with the Governments concerned. After the transfer, the establishment of a new air route in Northern Rhodesia was announced by the Government of that country to replace the existing route via Broken Hill and Mpika, and this led to the setting up of a first-order meteorological station at Lusaka, while arrangements were made to open another at Kasama later. Civil aviation developed to twice its initial volume during the period in Southern Rhodesia, and the Service found it difficult to meet the increased demands for weather reports.

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