Indian Meteorological Department plans to start weather TV channel



Dehra: Indian Meteorological Department is planning to come up with a weather TV channel to disseminate information regarding forecast of weather for general public, agriculture and movement of all type of traffic in the future.

Giving information about various programs being run by IMD for the welfare of people during 2nd day of Public Information Campaign at Dehra, Assistant Meteorologist of Met office Shimla Vijay Kumar disclosed that IMD is planning to modernise its services and a weather channel is likely to come up in the future. He said that IMD is setting up 3600 new automatic rain gauge system and 1000 automatic weather stations(AWS)to strengthen its forecast system. He said that four doppler radar were working and another is about to be installed in capital town Shimla soon.

He said that 85 AWS were being set up in the state and 21 of them were already operating. He also informed that one balloon weather observatory has been set up in Sundernagar of Mandi district which takes reading once in a day. He also apprised the audience that after commissioning of doppler radar at Shimla, the Met. Dept. would able to forecast warning about flashfloods and clouds blast 3 hours in advance, which could avert maximum loss of life and property. He further informed that after modernisation of weather services in the state, Met department would able to give separate weather forecast for each district of Himachal Pradesh.

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  1. helloo!

    can u please send me the previous climate prediction data of Shimla; himachal pradesh (India) of month December 2010 to march 2011. pls its most urgent.

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