Meteorological stations and private companies are scrambling to make sense of the droughts hitting the Middle East and Asia.
They say they have to provide better forecasts, which are becoming increasingly difficult.
But the drought is also having a direct impact on their business models.
There are meteorological firms who are selling meteorological services to customers, but the market is small and they are under pressure from competitors to be better, and to be profitable.
One such firm is Meteorological Services, based in Shanghai, which sells meteorological forecasts to companies across the Middle Eastern and Asian regions.
“We’ve been working with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) and the Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for the past year to develop an information service for our customers,” said the company’s CEO, Wang Shunhua.
The company also sells forecast data and forecast packages for the public to download and access on its website.
The packages, including weather forecasts, provide weather forecasts for the whole country and give forecasts of local weather conditions, temperature and rainfall.
It also offers a free service to residents of the region for meteorological information.
But this free service is limited to those residents who have a smartphone, and there is a fee for that.
“We only offer this service to people who live in areas with access to high-speed Internet and a smartphone,” Mr Wang said.
According to Mr Wang, there are also about 5,000 meteorological companies in China, but only a small percentage of them are selling weather forecasts.
“It is very difficult to get customers because there are so many different companies, and people in China are very conservative about how they live,” he said.
He said that the government has made it very clear that they do not want to see the market for meteorology and meteorological forecast services diminished.
However, it may be that the meteorological industry is struggling to find its footing in the new climate.
Mr Wang said the meteorologists have to deal with a number of problems: their business model, which is not sustainable in a climate where it is very hard to survive, and their business strategies are very limited.
This year, the weather was very bad.
It was very dry, and we couldn’t make our forecasts.
And then in March, we experienced a lot of rain.
We were forced to cancel all our services, because we could not cope with the situation, he said, and they have had to cut services.
Some meteorological providers have to cut their services because they cannot survive the weather, or are forced to shut down.
He said that some meteorological businesses, which had been in business for a long time, are struggling to survive.
We need to make sure that we have good information to provide, and that we are not selling bad forecasts,” he added.
MIGA’s Wang is also concerned about the future of the industry.
When I met him last year, he was optimistic about the prospects for meteorologists.
And this year, his company is facing a lot more difficult challenges.
It has been forced to close its office and start operations from home, and it is struggling financially.
So far, there have been two major meteorological disasters this year in China.
In January, a severe thunderstorm destroyed several buildings in the coastal city of Qingdao, killing at least 22 people.
In May, the city of Jinan in Hebei province also experienced severe thunderstorms that killed at least seven people.
In March, a massive mudslide swept through the country’s largest city, Shenzhen, killing more than 300 people.
Meteorologists have said that there is no guarantee that the events that occurred this year will not happen again.
With the drought, it’s clear that there are still challenges ahead for meteorographers.
What’s more, meteorologists are in a difficult position.
Despite having good forecasts, the meteorology business model is very limited, and is not well adapted to climate change.
If there is another severe weather event, it is going to be very difficult for meteorographic companies to make money.
I hope that we can have a better business model and better forecasts in the future, said Mr Wang.
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