Weather and Climate Services

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  • Agromet Advisory Services: Weather based agromet advisory issued twice a week for 658 rural districts in the country. Experimental block level agromet advisory issued twice a week for more than 400 blocks.
  • 42 million Farming households receiving SMS on crop advisories through m-Kisan portal and PPP including mass media and social media.
  • Major augmentation of Meteorological facilities at all airports through commissioning of automated Aviation Weather Observing System(AWOS) and setting up of automated Heliport Weather Observing & Transmitting System at Heliports, Landing ground, and other strategic locations to support the helicopter and low level flight operation at important tourist and pilgrimage locations.
  • Improved the skill of seasonal forecasts of southwest monsoon season rainfall. Successful prediction of the deficient monsoon rainfall in 2015. Introduction of seasonal forecasts for Northeast monsoon rainfall over south Peninsula and Winter Precipitation over Northwest India.
  • Setting up Regional Climate Services at IMD Pune and introduction of Seasonal Climate Outlook for South Asia and monthly El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) & Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) Forecasts.
  • Seasonal Outlook for Temperatures for the Hot Weather Season (April-June) was introduced.
  • New Statistical Models for Operational Long Forecasting Monsoon Season Rainfall introduced, The monsoon mission Climate Forecast System version 2 (MMCFS) for LRF was operationalized and used to generate the Operational forecasts for the SW Monsoon and NE Monsoon Seasons.
  • Office of CRS, IMD, Pune was designated as the Regional Climate Centre by WMO Pune for south Asia.
  • Upgradation of the training infrastructure and facilities under process to enhance the capacity of the training establishment to bear increased loads of long term ab-initio training courses for new entrants, career progression courses and short term courses in specialized topics, training to the personnel from WMO, ESCAP & SAARC countries and to cater to licentiate courses e.g. aeronautical meteorology (as per ICAO norms), covered under Quality Management Services (QMS).
  • Training in Operational Meteorology being imparted on a regular basis to the personnel from WMO, ESCAP & SAARC countries and to cater to licentiate courses e.g. aeronautical meteorology (as per ICAO norms), covered under Quality Management Services (QMS).
Last Updated On 09/18/2019 - 16:48
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