Disasters and Disaster Management – Sendai Framework, Floods, Cyclones, etc.

IMD to issue block-level forecasts soon

  1. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) will begin to issue weather forecasts at the block level later this year,
  2. Through this farmers could be warned, 3-5 days ahead, of potentially anomalous weather in their localities.
  3. The IMD currently issues such short-term forecasts in 100 districts across States and so-called agro-climatic zones.
  4. Reason- Weather can vary quite significantly within a district.
  5. However, the predictability of the weather models for block-level forecasts needs to improve.
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