Meteorologists are warning us that 5g can interfere with weather forecasts and make them much less accurate. The mobile network could cause interference that prevents satellites from detecting concentrations of water vapor in the atmosphere accurately, according to a report in the journal Nature. Many organizations had requested to delay 5g, but FCC has gone ahead and allowed it to begin. An auction on April 17 involved two groups of frequencies: one between 24.25 and 24.45 gigahertz and the other between 24.75 and 25.25 gigahertz, Nature reported.
Information about atmospheric water vapor is plugged into computer models to predict the weather. The vapor transmits a faint signal at a 23.8-gigahertz frequency.
According to meteorologists a 5G station transmitting close to that same frequency could be mistaken for water vapor and that may cause the weather forecast to be less accurate.