IMD launches weather forecast portal for farmers and MAUSAM app

IMD launches weather forecast portal for farmers and MAUSAM app

New Delhi, Jan 15 (UNI) Marking its 150th anniversary, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday launched the weather forecast portal ‘Panchayat Mausam Seva for Farmers’ to support farmers with timely weather alerts and advisories to plan agricultural activities accordingly. .

“Through this portal, weather forecasts in English, Hindi and twelve regional languages ​​will be made available to every Panchayat President and Panchayat Secretary to reach every village in the country,” the MeT Department said in a statement.

IMD, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Ministry of Panchayati Raj and Green Alert Mausam Sewa have jointly developed the Panchayati Mausam Seva Portal.

This initiative will enrich every farmer in the country with weather alerts, warnings and medium-range weather forecasts to help them plan agricultural activities such as sowing, transplanting crops, applying irrigation, fertilizers, pesticides, etc. It will help reduce input cost and crop loss due to abnormal weather conditions and finally increase production and income.

Besides, the department also launched an integrated GIS-based interactive mobile application “MAUSAM” for all weather related services like current weather, hourly to 7-day forecast, rainfall, humidity, sunrise/sunset, moonrise/set, rain. alert, lightning alert, tornado alert, aviation warnings and agricultural meteorology.

The app supports 12 Indian languages ​​for different users in India.

“This application allows the public to view observations, forecasts and warnings for their location through a map or search function using place names, pin codes or coordinates. Forecasts and warnings are published in the form of text and graphics on this mobile application. This platform enables the common person to access Detailed weather forecast for the location of your choice with a simple click on the map including the surrounding area.

“Forecasts are available on an hourly, 3-hour and 6-hour basis up to the next 10 days, covering critical weather parameters such as rainfall, temperature, humidity, wind speed and cloud cover,” she added.

The “mausamgram” application is available on the IMD website and can be accessed through the following link (https://mausamgram.imd.gov.in).

The IMD also presented the National Framework for Climate Services, saying: “Weather and climate affect our lives and livelihoods.”

In this context, the department prepares climatology from basic meteorological factors such as precipitation, temperature, wind, pressure, and extreme weather phenomena such as heat waves, cold waves, thunderstorms, hurricanes, depressions, depressions, heavy rains, etc., and it is updated every 10 days. Years. IMD has digitized all monitoring data since 1901.

“In 2021, the India Meteorological Department introduced a visualization tool for the public to monitor various climate parameters, extreme events, climate hazards and vulnerability maps for extreme weather events. It provides climate forecasts for every month and season based on the Dynamic Multi-Model Climate Forecasting System since 2021,” the IMD said.

With all these developments, the country’s climate services have multiplied with special focus on agriculture, hydrology, disaster risk reduction, health and energy. He added that although we have made great achievements, we have to improve climate applications further by implementing the NFCS to enable every individual and organization to be climate smart and thus improve the country’s economy.

The department has also developed a Web-based Geographic Information System (DSS)-based integrated decision support system known as Weather Analysis and Forecasting Enablement System (WAFES), inspired by Pancha Mahabhuta, i.e. Water, Air, Fire, Earth and Sky.

WAFES serves as a visualization platform for analyzing meteorological observations and forecast models, helping to make decisions regarding extreme weather events and their social and economic impact. The DSS includes the Meteorological Information Communications System (MICS), Data Information Processing System (DIPS), Composite Integrated Visualization System (SIVS), and Public Weather Information System (PWIS). It includes specialized modules for severe weather events and utilities for visualization, analysis and response actions based on early warnings issued by the IMD.

The IMD said it provides real-time information to various sectors such as urban areas, energy, hydrology, health, power, agriculture, transport and tourism under the ‘UPHEATT’ (For Wellbeing) initiative.

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