Thursday, 6 April 2017

Daily Weather Forecast

The weather information (Maximum, Minimum temperatures, Rainfall and Sky condition, etc.) and forecast for next 7 days for 310 important cities and towns in all the states and union territories of India is issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and is made available on the National and Regional websites of IMD.

Doppler Weather Radar (DWR) network is employed in the country to improve the severe weather surveillance capability and for operating now-casting service. The details of the DWR system installed in the country, location and state-wise are as below:

   
S.No.
Name of Station
Doppler Weather Radar
Commissioned on
1
Chennai
(Tamil Nadu)
S-Band
22.02.2002
2
Kolkata
(West Bengal)
S-Band
29.01.2003
3
Machilipatnam
(Andhra Pradesh)
S-Band
08.12.2004
4
Visakhapatnam
(Andhra Pradesh).
S-Band
27.07.2006
5
Delhi (Palam)
(Delhi)
S-Band
22.04.2010
6
Hyderabad
(Andhra Pradesh)
S-Band
16.07.2010
7
Nagpur
(Maharashtra)
S-Band
28.02.2011
8
Agartala
(Tripura)
S-Band
13.03.2011
9
Patna
(Bihar)
S-Band
27.05.2011
10
Lucknow
(Uttar Pradesh)
S-Band
16.08.2011
11
Patiala
(Punjab)
S-Band
13.10.2011
12
Mohanbari
(Assam)
S-Band
02.06.2012
13
Bhopal
(Madhya Pradesh)
S-Band
06.11.2013
14
Paradip
(Odisha)
S-Band
19.11.2015
15
Karaikal
(Tamil Nadu)
S-Band
29-10-2015
16
Goa(Goa)
S-Band
27.11.2016
17
Mumbai
(Maharashtra)
S-Band
25.08.2015
18
Bhuj
(Gujarat)
S-Band
17.08.2016
19
(Mausam Bhawan
(Delhi)
C-Band/ Polarimetric
19.12.2011
20
Jaipur
(Rajasthan)
C-Band/ Polarimetric
28.01.2012
21
Srinagar
(J&K)
X-Band/ Polarimetric
01-05-2015

Augmentation of the observing system networks including DWR network is a continuing process that shall be taken up as per the emerging needs from time to time. Additional DWRs will be placed in a phased manner based on service requirements related to land and associated infrastructure in various parts of the country.

This information was given by Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Shri Y.S.Chowdary in  written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.


Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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