Union Minister for Earth sciences launched MoES-Knowledge Resource Centre Network (KRCNet) and mobile App "Mausam” for India Meteorological Department (IMD).
‘Mausam’ Mobile App:
This ‘Mausam’ Mobile App for India Meteorological Department (IMD) is designed to communicate the weather information and forecasts to the general public in a lucid manner without technical jargons.
The Mausam mobile app has the following services:
Current Weather: Current temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction for 200 cities updated 8 times a day. Information on Sunrise and sunset along with moonrise and moonset are also given.
Nowcast: Three hourly warnings of localized weather phenomena and their intensity issued for about 800 stations, and districts of India by State Meteorological Centres of IMD. In case of severe weather, its impact also is included in the warning.
City Forecast: Past 24 hours and a 7-day forecast of weather conditions around 450 cities in India.
Warnings: Alerts issued twice a day for all districts for the next five days in colour code (Red, Orange and Yellow) to warn citizens of approaching dangerous weather. The colour code Red is the most severe category urging authorities to take action, Orange code prompts authorities and public to be alert and Yellow code prompts authorities and public to keep themselves updated.
Radar products: Latest Station wise radar products updated every 10 minutes.
MoES-Knowledge Resource Centre Network (KRCNet):
The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) aims to develop a World-Class Knowledge Resource Centre Network (KRCNet).
Under It, the traditional libraries of the MoES system will be upgraded into a top-notch Knowledge Resource Centres (KRC). KRCs will be connected with each other and integrated into the KRCNet portal.