India Meteorological Department (IMD)


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The IMD predicted moderate rain with isolated heavy falls, thunderstorm and lightning over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala and Mahe from 30 October-3 November.

About India Meteorological Department (IMD):

  • IMD was established in 1875. It is the National Meteorological Service of the country and the principal government agency in all matters relating to meteorology and allied subjects.
  • The Director General of Meteorology is the Head of the India Meteorological Department.
  • There are 6 Regional Meteorological Centres, each under a Deputy Director General with headquarters at Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi, Calcutta, Nagpur and Guwahati.
  • Its headquarter is in New Delhi.
  • At present IMD is under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES).
  • IMD Mandate:
    • To take meteorological observations and to provide current and forecast meteorological information for weather-sensitive activities like agriculture, shipping, aviation, offshore oil explorations, etc.
    • To warn against severe weather phenomena like tropical cyclones, norwesters, duststorms, heavy rains and snow, cold and heat waves,,
    • To provide meteorological statistics required for agriculture, water resource management, industries, oil exploration and other nation-building activities.
    • To conduct and promote research in meteorology and allied disciplines.


Source : Newsonair