India Meteorological Department

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB   Context: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) celebrated its 150th year of establishment and service to the nation.   About India Meteorological Department: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is the primary government agency for meteorology and related topics.  It is responsible for weather forecasting, seismology, and meteorological observations. The …

Heat Index

  Source: TH   Context: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced plans to launch a composite index next year to measure the impact of heat on India’s population.   About Heat Index:  

Insights into Editorial: India to receive normal monsoon, forecasts IMD

  Context: In recent, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced that India will likely have a normal monsoon, with a chance of ‘above normal’ rain in August and September, The IMD issues a two-stage forecast: the first in April, followed by a more detailed one in the last week of May, which will also illustrate …

Insights into Editorial: How tropical cyclones are named

Introduction: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) recently released a list of 169 names of future tropical cyclones that would emerge in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. Cyclones that form in every ocean basin across the world are named by the regional specialised meteorological centres (RSMCs) and Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres (TCWCs). There …