The government of Maharashtra is planning to install five Doppler radars in Maharashtra. These radars are use for predicting monsoons, cyclones and other weather related phenomena. Mumbai, Nagpur, Konkan, Western Maharashtra and Marathwada will soon have Doppler radars for accurate prediction of monsoon, cyclones and other weather related phenomena. The process of installing the radar in Mumbai is on and the radar is likely to be operational by next month. Besides Mumbai, the administration has approved installation of radar at Nagpur, Aurangabad, Solapur and Ratnagiri. In the first phase, radars are being installed in Mumbai, Nagpur, Delhi, Bhuj, Cochin and other places. In second phase, the plan is to install the radar in Aurangabad, Solapur and Ratnagiri. According to a Mantralaya official, the radars will help farmers with forecasts available every six to seven hours a day. The radar will help in monitoring cloud formation, wind movement and weather forecast. The data will help farmers select the time for planting their crops. The Indian Meteorological Department, in co-ordination with the MMRDA, will also set up AWS that is Automatic Weather Stations at Karjat, Alibaug and Pen. The AWS will record atmospheric pressure, temperature, humidity, wind speed and rainfall. These AWS will help in accurate local weather prediction. Bureau report – NMTV News.
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