New Delhi, May 22 : India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday launched weather forecasting on 'Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance’ (UMANG) platform from now onwards. On this mobile application, the 'Current Weather Will include current temperature, humidity, wind speed, direction for 150 cities updated eight times a day. Information on Sunrise, sunset and moonrise and moonset have also been provided.
Three hourly warnings of localized weather phenomena and their intensity issued for about 800 stations, and districts of India by State Meteorological Centers of IMD will also be uploaded on this app and in case of severe weather and its impact also been included in the warning to be flashed under Nowcaste. Similarly, the past 24 hours and 7 day forecast of weather conditions around 450 cities in India has also been given. Under the Rainfall Information section on the App, all India district rainfall information on daily, weekly, monthly and cumulative series have been made available whereas in tourism forecast section forecast, the past 24 hours and 7 day forecast of weather conditions of around 100 Tourist cities in India has been provided.
The ‘Warnings Section’,the alert issued to warn citizens of approaching dangerous weather in its colour coded in Red, Orange and yellow have been provided,the alert levels with Red as the most severe category to issue twice a day for all districts for the coming five days. Under the Cyclone section, the cyclone warnings and alerts provide the track of cyclonic storms along with the likely time and point of crossing of the coast.
Impact based warnings, area and district wise, will be issued so that appropriate preparation including evacuation of vulnerable areas can be done. UMANG is a Government of India all-in-one single, unified, secure, multi-channel, multiplatform, multi-lingual, multi-service mobile app, powered by a robust back-end platform providing access to high impact services of various organization (Central and State) which was launched by the Prime Minister NarendraModi in 2017, to bring all government services on a single mobile app, with a larger goal to make the government accessible on the mobile phone of our citizens. About 660 services from 127 departments and 25 states, including utility payments are live and more are in pipeline. (UNI)