Weather Forecasting Current Affairs - 2019

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Impact Based Forecasting Approach: IMD develops technology to assess rise of water level in rivers

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has developed new technology called ‘Impact Based Forecasting Approach’ to assess rise of water level in rivers and reservoirs by rain.  It shows pre-event scenario will help state governments authorities to minutely monitor impact of rainfall and take real-time decisions. It will help to avoid disastrous situation similar to Kerala floods. Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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CCEA approves Atmosphere & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services (ACROSS) scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved continuation of nine sub-schemes of umbrella scheme “Atmosphere & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services (ACROSS)” during 2017-2020. The scheme aims at improving skill of weather and climate forecast through sustained observations, intensive Research & Development. ACROSS Scheme The scheme pertains to Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityGovernment Schemes & Projects

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ISRO inaugurates S–Band Polarimetry Doppler Weather Radar at Sriharikota spaceport

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has inaugurated S–Band Polarimetry Doppler Weather Radar (DWR) at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota spaceport, Andhra Pradesh. It will be used for observation of weather system up to range of 500 km and also for early warning of severe weather events. Doppler Weather Radar (DWR) The radar has been Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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Government to set up Cyclone Warning Centre in Kerala

Union Ministry of Earth Sciences has announced to set up Cyclone Warning Centre in Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram. It also proposed to set up C-band Doppler weather radar at Mangalore, Karnataka. This comes in view of recent heavy rainfall and concerns over extreme weather activities in future. Cyclone Warning Centre The centre will be equipped with Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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SAFAR: Most advanced System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting inuagrated in Delhi

Ministry of Earth Sciences has unveiled state-of-the-art Air Quality and Weather Forecast System– SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting) at Chandni Chowk in Delhi. It is first of its kind and most advanced system in India. Such advanced are also proposed to be implemented in other three cities of India- Pune, Mumbai and Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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IMD to team up with BSNL for sending extreme weather warnings

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has teamed up with state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to send extreme weather warnings (alerts) to people. The alerts will be about impending extreme weather conditions such as thunderstorms and heatwave. Key Facts BSNL and IMD will send area-specific alerts to users if they happen to be at place Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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Meteorological Department issues warning of another dust storm in UP, Rajasthan

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued warning of another dust storm and thunderstorm in parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. The satellite images have shown wind pressure developing in two states leading to thunderstorms, gusty winds and heavy rain. It also has forecasted thunderstorm accompanied with squall is also likely at isolated places over Uttarakhand, Read More…

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