Govt launches ‘Mausam’ app for climate forecasts


New Delhi, July 27 

Earth Sciences Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday launched a cell utility which can present city-wise climate forecasts, nowcasts and different warnings.

The cell utility, ‘Mausam’, has been designed and developed collectively by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune and the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Speaking on the occasion, Vardhan mentioned enormous monetary investments are wanted, at the very least twice the current finances, to reinforce observational networks, exchange previous ships and procure new computing sources.

‘Mausam’ is accessible each on Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store.

The app will supply totally different providers.

It will present present climate data, together with temperature, humidity, wind velocity and path, for 200 cities. The data will likely be up to date eight instances a day.

It can even difficulty nowcasts, three-hourly warnings, for native climate phenomena and their depth for about 800 stations and districts. In case of extreme climate, its affect can even be included within the warning.

The app will present climate forecast for the following seven days for round 450 cities in India. Weather data of the previous 24 hours can even be obtainable on the app.

It additionally has a system which can difficulty colour-coded alerts (pink, yellow, orange) for all districts twice a day for as much as 5 days to warn folks forward of harmful climate. — PTI



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