Jammu: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh will inaugurate Doppler Weather Radar and GPS based indigenous pilot Sonde here today on Sunday.
An official said that India Meteorological Department has installed an X-Band Doppler weather radar at Jammu to provide improved weather services to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The technology will help in providing nowcast (very short range forecast up to 3 hours) for all types of severe weather events affecting the region, especially thunderstorms, lightning, squall, heavy rain, etc, he said.
It will also provide weather forecasts for different sectors including tourism forecasts for the pilgrims of Mata Vaishno Devi, Katra which has an average footfall of 8.5 million every year besides providing input to numerical weather prediction models for generating better weather forecasts.
Dr Singh, will inaugurate the Doppler Weather Radar and Indigenous GPS based Pilot Sonde at Meteorological Office, Jammu on Sunday, said an official.