During your visit to Department of Meteorology of IndiaOfficials also informed Singh that the IMD has 27 radars spread across the country and that the number will increase to 50 in the coming years.
The minister spent over an hour studying the Southwest Monsoon trends. He also visited exclusive satellite and radar sections and discussed the process of obtaining data in real time.
Singh also received an update on the variations in air quality in Delhi.
“Managing Director, IMD, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra He informed the minister that this year the monsoon rains were 10 percent higher than normal in June, but 26 percent poor as of July, “said a statement.
From the four-month rainy season, July and August bring the highest rainfall in the country.
In its forecast for July, the IMD had predicted normal rains. After a monsoon break, the southwest monsoon began to revive as of July 8. Since then, various parts of the country have witnessed heavy rains.
Stating that analyzing weather forecast data is a complex exercise, Singh urged IMD scientists to focus more on a more accurate forecast.
He called on officials to intensify people-oriented services, particularly for the agricultural sector and disaster areas such as flash floods, cyclones and downpours, by using apps and other high-tech options.
For the benefit of farmers, using the Mkisan Ministry of Agriculture portal, IMD is currently sending more than 42 million SMS twice a week to farmers across the country, the minister was told. Mohapatra said that India is one of the five countries in the world with the most modern lightning forecasting system.
IMD’s Hydromet Services, using radar technology, allow flood prediction in river areas. In addition to city-specific forecasts, this service also provides information on flash floods in South Asia.