Monsoon 2018, Mumbaikars have the new reason to enjoy as they can get live updates about rainfall in a particular area right on their cell phones.
As per a report in The Indian Express, the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is intending to set up a system of 200 to 250 Automatic Rain Gauges (ARG) over the city by June this year.
Once the measures are sent, individuals will have the capacity to get live updates about precipitation in a specific area and ebb and flow water levels, enabling them to remain safe and plan ahead.
The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune will band together with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for the establishment and upkeep of these measures.
This will be the first run through an undertaking like this is being executed in the nation.
“IITM is planning and attempting to set up a system of no less than 200 to 250 ARGs in Mumbai that will give continuous precipitation data. Furthermore, we additionally plan to introduce a radar that will likewise supply precipitation points of interest for each 1 km region,” MoES secretary, M Rajeevan told in an interview.
The informational collections will be consolidated to set up a spatial guide, utilizing which live precipitation subtle elements can be shared on mobiles. Extra insights about the application are required to be made accessible in coming weeks.
At introduce, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has two ARGs at its Colaba and Santacruz observatories. The municipal body has likewise introduced a modest bunch of rain checks in the course of the most recent decade.
The office, nonetheless, has been not able stay aware of the quick development of urban communities and towns as far as introducing the Automatic Weather Stations (AWGs).
To remedy the situation, the ministry is working on increasing the number of AWGs in metros like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai under the Urban Meteorology project.
The system will enable specialists to ceaselessly screen water levels of each territory after overwhelming precipitation and caution individuals ahead of time. Once operational, the system will be extended to other Indian urban communities.
Rajeevan included that an intensive investigation of a zone’s geography, seepage framework, ocean tides, alongside precipitation will enable them to precisely foresee water levels in the city amid blustery season.