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After National Capital, 50 Cities Across The Country Set To Receive ‘Urban Meteorological Services’

Urban Meteorological Services are expected to be launched in the first phase in metro cities like as Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, and Bengaluru, with additional cities to follow.

Chintu Das
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Following the footsteps of a similar initiative in the national capital region, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) is set to launch highly localised weather information services in 50 cities throughout the country.

In June of last year, the meteorological office introduced the Urban Meteorological Services for Delhi-NCR, which uses 13 weather stations to deliver current observations and early warnings via Nowcast.

As part of the UMS, IMD offers current weather observations, air quality observations, weather forecasts, air quality forecasts, district-by-district weather alerts, and a Nowcast.

It also gives district-level alerts for severe weather events such as thunderstorms and heavy rainfall in a colour-coded format that the general people can understand.

 About India Meteorological Department (IMD)

Indian Meteorological Department is the national meteorological service of the Indian government. It was formed in 1875 and it’s headquarter is in New Delhi. IMD deals with everything related to meteorology, seismology and associated subjects. Moreover, the Ministry of Earth Science is the department who supervises the administrative responsibilities. The IMD is headed by the Director General of Meteorology, Dr. Mrutynjay Mohaptra. And it is one of the six Regional Specialized Meteorological Centres of the World Meteorological Organization.

IMD gives direct services to the farming community. The Division of Agricultural Meteorology was established in 1932. The main motive of this division is to support agriculturists and planners by providing them information related to weather conditions so that they can make strategies of day-to-day agricultural operations, crop-yield forecasts based on meteorological data.  

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