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IMD launches first climate app for basic public – india information


Now folks can maintain abreast of climate updates with Mausam, a cellular app that gives all present climate forecasts by means of the week and even radar-based forecasts up to date each 10 minutes.

That is the primary app launched by the 145-year-old India Meteorological Division (IMD) that’s meant for everybody. It already has one other app, Meghdoot, meant just for farmers and people concerned in agriculture.

The ministry of earth sciences launched the app on Monday on the event of its basis day. The app, which will be downloaded on Playstore and Appstore, is devoted to the general public and designed to supply climate info and forecasts in a lucid method with out technical jargon, the ministry mentioned in a press release.

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Mausam affords fives companies – present temperature, humidity, wind velocity and wind course for 200 cities and the data is up to date eight occasions a day. There may be info on dawn, sundown, moonrise and moonset, three hourly warnings of native climate phenomena and their depth issued for about 800 stations, and forecast of climate situations for 450 cities for the previous 24 hours and 7 day.

There are additionally alerts issued twice a day for all districts for the following 5 days in color code (pink, orange and yellow) to warn customers of any intense climate phenomena, and station-wise radar forecasts up to date each 10 minutes.

The app was designed and developed collectively by ICRISAT’s Digital Agriculture and Youth crew, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) in Pune, and IMD.

“Meghdoot was meant just for farmers. That is for everybody. The now-cast function of this app will inform you if there will likely be rain, thunder or another extreme climate in your space based mostly on knowledge from the closest meteorological station. In any other case, there will likely be city-based info and forecasts and even radar merchandise,” mentioned M Rajeevan, secretary within the ministry of earth sciences.

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