New Weather Forecast System Likely

Published: 07th July 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th July 2014 12:38 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: As the impact of global warming becomes quiet visible with changes in weather pattern across the globe, the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences is in the process of launching a “decadal weather forecast” which will enable the government and policy makers to plan mitigative measures to deal with the impacts of climate change like the poor monsoon or excess rainfall.       

The ministry is developing a model which can give weather predictions about temperature and rainfall in the next one decade. The model is expected to be operational in three months and the scientists are in the process of validating the system with the past climatic data.

Talking about the efficacy of the system, a secretary in the ministry, Shailesh Nayak, said it would be a big thing for the country as it would give the government an opportunity to plan measures to handle the situation arising out of erratic weather conditions in future.

“We will provide data related to average expected rainfall and temperature between 2015 and 2025 or further. Now, the govts will have time to take measures like what kind of crops need to be sown and increasing the water storage capacity,” said Nayak.    

The project was part of India’s programme on climate change and its development took around three or four years. The budget for the whole programme is around `80 crore. 

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