New Delhi: Bracing for the upcoming cyclone season from October to December, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday reviewed the preparedness in a pre-cyclone exercise meeting, reported The New Indian Express (TNIE) quoting ANI.
Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director General of Meteorology of the IMD said significant improvements have been made by the weather department in terms of tracking, landfall, intensity and adverse weather, the report said.
“The IMD has achieved significant improvement in track, landfall, intensity and adverse weather including heavy rainfall, strong wind and storm surge forecast. During the ensuing cyclone season, the IMD will start an interactive display system to observe and forecast cyclones, and to track the intensity on a GIS (Geographic Information System) platform,” a statement from the Ministry of Earth Science quoted Mohapatra, reported TNIE.
IMD has launched various mobile apps such as Damini for lightning forecast, Mausam and Umang for weather forecast including cyclone warning, and Meghdoot for agrometeorological advisories.