Amritpal Singh Bali, Srinagar
Updated Wed, 25 Nov 2020 01:37 AM IST
X-band radars are also being installed in Jammu and Banihal …
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An official of the Meteorological Department said that the meteorological department in Leh is being fully setup to accurately predict the weather in Ladakh. In this, Doppler radar will also be installed there, so that every action of the weather will be available soon. The official said that the specialty of the radar is that it can detect changes in the weather within less than half an hour.
He said that at present there are only three places in Ladakh, Leh, Kargil and Dras, in Vadakh, but soon 10 more places will be established in the entire union territory. These include places like Janskar, Parchik, Sanku, Nyoma, Turtuk, Nobra, Pangu. Not only this, radiation, pollution and ozone units will also be set up by the Meteorological Department in Leh. Experts say that the upgrade in infrastructure in Ladakh by the Meteorological Department will prove to be quite beneficial not only to the local people but also to the army deployed in the entire Ladakh region. In the absence of weather forecast, many times the soldiers have to face problems, but due to the installation of all these things by the Meteorological Department, the army will provide all the information of the weather ahead of time.
Farmers also benefit from accurate forecasting
X-band radars are also being installed by the Meteorological Department in Jammu and Banihal. The official said that this work will be completed in the coming few weeks in Jammu while Banihal will take some time. Due to this, the farmers of Jammu will get a lot of benefits. With this radar, accurate predictions of timely rains, thunderstorms, hail, floods etc. will be available.