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Chapter IV Meteorological Forecast and Severe Weather Warning

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Article 22 The State applies a unified system for the issue of public meteorological forecast and severe weather warning. 

    Meteorological offices and stations subordinate the competent meteorological departments at different levels shall, in compliance with their functions and duties, issue to the community public meteorological forecast and severe weather warning, with timely supplements or corrections added as the weather changes. No other organizations or individuals may issue to the community such forecast or warning. 

    Meteorological offices and stations subordinate to other relevant departments under the State Council or under the people's governments of provinces, autonomous regions or municipalities directly under the Central Government may issue specialized meteorological forecast to be used within the framework of their departments

    The competent meteorological departments at different levels and the meteorological offices and stations subordinate to them shall issue public meteorological forecast and severe weather warning with improved accuracy, timeliness and service. 

    Article 23 Where necessary, meteorological offices and stations subordinate to the competent meteorological departments at various levels Shall issue specialized meteorological forecasts for agriculture, urban environment, classified fire£≠risks, etc. and shall provide meteorological services in cooperation with the military meteorological department to meet the need of national defense. 

    Article 24 Radio and television stations at various levels and newspapers designated by people's governments at the provincial level shall arrange particular timeslots or space every day for public meteorological forecast and /or severe weather warning.

    Meteorological offices and stations subordinate to the competent meteorological departments at different levels shall guarantee the quality of the meteorological forecast programs they have prepared.

    Before making any changes in the timeslots for broadcasting meteorological forecast, the radio and television stations shall first seek consent of the meteorological offices or stations concerned. Any severe weather warning or supplementary or corrected forecast that has a vital bearing on the national economy and people's well-being shall promptly be added or inserted into other ongoing programs.

    Article 25 When the media, including radio, television, newspaper and telecommunication, issue to the community public meteorological forecast or severe weather warning, they shall use the latest meteorological information provided by a meteorological office or station subordinate to a competent meteorological department, while indicating the time of issue and the name of the office or station. Part of the revenues from the distribution of meteorological information shall be drawn to support the development of meteorological service. 

    Article 26 Information industry departments shall work closely with the competent meteorological departments to ensure unblocked meteorological telecommunication for the accurate and timely dissemination of meteorological information, forecast and severe weather warning. 

    Wireless frequencies and channels specified for meteorological use are protected by the State. No organizations or individuals may occupy or interfere with them.





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