Himachal Pradesh intends to set up two new Doppler radar stations
04 April 2023
Himachal Pradesh will soon get complete coverage of scientific data for weather forecasting as the state is considering setting up two more Doppler radar stations in Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti districts for weather forecasting, an official statement said on Monday.
This step will strengthen the alert system to predict future weather trends, alerting meteorologists to rain, storms or severe weather, which will help adopt safety measures in advance.
Recently, two Doppler radar stations were set up at Jot in Chamba district and Morari Devi in Mandi district, enabling coverage of 70% of the state. These stations can generate scientific data on weather severity within a radius of 100 kilometers each. With the establishment of two more stations, timely weather forecast coverage of the state will be ensured.
Doppler radar technology will enable meteorologists to accurately predict rainfall, location, intensity and severity of severe weather. It will also highlight the level and potential for risk to life and property.
Frequency of heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and hailstorms in Himachal increases the importance of having these radar stations, thus enhancing weather monitoring capabilities, enabling the administration to make early arrangements to mitigate disaster damage and ensure safety of lives. .
Prime Minister Sukhvinder Sukhu said that the issue of setting up these new stations has been raised with the Union government and the process is in its advanced stage.
He stressed that the state government is committed to utilizing advanced technology for the benefit of the people.
Apart from setting up Doppler radar stations, the government is also focusing on setting up data analysis centers and a high-tech seismic observatory in Kangra and Hamirpur districts with the help of the Union government.
The observatory and data analysis centers will help in early detection and warning of earthquakes, which could save lives and reduce damage.
The above article was published from a wired source with minor edits to the title and text.
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