Indian Meteorological Department

Climate Hazards and Vulnerability Atlas of India

The scientists of CRS have created a climate hazards and vulnerability atlas of India. CRS is Climate Research and Services and it operates under India Meteorological Department (IMD). About the map The scientists created the map based on 14 extreme ..



IMD: Monsoon to be normal in India in 2021

The Indian Meteorological Department recently announced that the southwest monsoon is expected to be normal at 98% of the Long Period Average. This is mainly because the La Nina or El Nino weather conditions that affect monsoon rains in India ..


Meteorological Centre in Ladakh

The Union Minister of Earth Science Dr Harsh Vardhan recently inaugurated a Meteorological centre in Union Territory of Ladakh. The Meteorological centre will provide weather forecasts for the region and strengthen the early warning system of weather forecasting in the ..


Indian Meteorological Department to provide predictions for Malaria from next monsoon

On November 7, 2020, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) announced that it will start providing Malaria outbreak forecast from next monsoon. Also, it announced that India is to ramp up its high performance computing facility. Under this the existing capacity ..


Why did India skip Cyclones in October, 2020? How is it related to Madden Julian Oscillation?

The East and West Coasts of India are prone to cyclones with maximum hazards such as winds, storm surge and heavy winds. However, this October 2020 missed such events during this monsoon. Key Highlights Around 80 cyclones are formed around ..


IMD commissions Flash Flood Guidance Services in South Asia

On October 23, 2020, India Meteorological Department commissioned the Flash Flood Guidance Services in South Asia. The service is first of its kind for the South Asian region. Highlights The Flood Guidance Service will include warning about threats six hours ..