Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Current Affairs - 2020

AMPHAN: Cyclonic Storm intensifies into Severe Cyclonic Storm

On May 17, 2020, the Cyclonic storm Amphan in the Bay of Bengal has intensified into severe cyclonic storm. The cyclone is to cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts on May 20, 2020. The National Disaster Response Force has sent 7 teams to West Bengal and 10 teams to Odisha to aid the state government in its Read More…

IMD includes PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan

The Indian Meteorological Department has begun to include Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Ladakh and Muzaffarabad into its meteorological sub-division of Jammu and Kashmir. Highlights The change has reflected in the daily forecast of north west India. The weather forecast will be given for the entire sub-division of Jammu and Kashmir and not for specific areas. Read More…

IMD released list of 169 new names of Tropical Cyclones

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has released 169 new names for the tropical cyclones in the Indian Ocean Region. Highlights The names were contributed by 13 countries namely India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Thailand, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Iran. The decision to create new list of cyclones was taken during Read More…

IMD: Above Normal Heat Wave during Summer in India

The Indian Meteorological Department has announced that months of March, April and May are to be warmer than normal. The heat waves are to prevail over the heat wave zones of India Heat Wave Zone The Core Heat Wave Zone of India includes Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Read More…

Ensemble Prediction Systems (EPS): IMD’s new forecast model

The Ministry of Earth Science (MoES) has launched a new system to generate more accurate and area specific forecast of extreme weather events including rains, heat wave and cold wave. The new Ensemble Prediction System (EPS) has been touted as best available model after such a system available in Europe. Ensemble Prediction Systems (EPS): Key Facts Read More…