DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR
State of the art S-band Doppler Weather Radar of M/s Metstar make is capable of weather surveillance upto 250km (maxmum upto 500km) around Hyderabad. It provides imageries derived from volume scan depicting location and intensities of clouds, expected rainfall from these clouds, horizontal winds, wind shear etc. The imageries are a very good tool for weather analysis and forecasting. They are automatically updated to IMD’s website at 10 minutes interval.
AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY BULLETINS:
Agrometeorological Advisory Unit was established in 1987
to extend meteorological services to the farming community
in the state.
Agrometeorological Advisory Unit is regularly issuing
Bi-weekly Agromet Advisory Bulletins on every Monday
and Thursday in co-ordination with the State Agricultural
Dept., Govt. of Andhra Pradesh for the benefit of the
farming community in the state.
The unit issues Bi-weekly District forecast valid for
succeeding five days for the 7 Agro-Climatic Zones
covering all the 23 districts in the state in co-ordination
with Acharya N.G. Ranga Agriculturural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad. This Unit also issues
Bi-weekly Bi-Lingual Agro-meteorological and Agriculture Bulletins on Tuesday and Friday in collaboration with the
State Agriculture Department. Bulletin reflects the
Significant past Weather phenomena prevailed and the
forecast with Heavy Rainfall Warnings, is any. The
department of Agriculture, Andhra Pradesh provides the
inputs regarding Crop condition along with the Pets &
Diseases and remedies to be followed to prevent them.
These bulletins are transmitted to media viz. AIR,
Doordarshan for broadcast in local language for use of
farmers and other user agencies.
India Meteorological Department
Climatological section at Hyderabad organize the scrutiny and archival of past meteorological data and maintains the database for answering various weather related enquiries. This data have wide applications and are utilized for planning large-scale national development projects both by public andprivate. Meteorological observatories and rain gauges are periodically inspected by the inspectorate section to ensure well functioning and accuracy of Meteorological instruments
State Instruments Maintenance Centre (SIMC)
SIMC was formed in 2010 for the purpose of inspection
and maintenance of all instruments installed at various observatories in AP including Automatic Weather Stations/Automatic Rain Gauges. It oversees the functioning
and activities of Zonal Maintenance Units and Field Maintenance Units located in AP.
Airport Colony, Begumpet,
Ph: 040 27908507, 27908508 www.imdhyderabad.gov.in
The old observatory was started in Hyderabad on 10th November 1891 , in the Nizamiah observatory building located on the top of the ridge. Later it was shifted to old Begumpet airport in 1926. The observatory was upgraded as ‘Meteorological Centre’ in 1973 to extend meteorological services to state.
Meteorological Centre, Hyderabad
METEOROLOGICAL CENTRE, HYDERABAD maintains 29 surface observatories (17 departmental and 12 part-time), 4 pilot balloon observatories, 3 Radiosonde/Rawin observatories, 5 Agricultural observatories, 35 Automatic Weather Stations, 64 Automatic Rain Gauges and 460 Rain Gauge stations managed by State Govts.
Daily a main bulletin is issued at 2 pm based on 03 GMT
data which contains forecast for Andhra Pradesh and
Telangana states for next 7 days, Heavy Rainfall
warning, position of the Low Pressure system if any,
local (city) forecast for 15 cities and Outlook for
subsequent 7 days along with the summary of
weather phenomena occurred (Daily weather report).
Apart from this there is a weekly bulletin
(Weekly Weather Report) is also issued on every Thursday
which contains summary of previous week
(Thursday to Wednesday).
Weather Observations at Hyderabad
1. Synoptic Observation : Round the clock observation
of weather on surface.
2. Pilot Balloon Observation: Upperair Winds
observation at 0600 UTC and 1800 UTC.
3. Radiosode Observation: GPS based upperair
observation or Atomospheric Pressure, Temperature,
Humidity, Wind Speed and Wind Direction at 0000 utc
and 1200 utc.
4. Doppler Radar Observation: Round the clock
automatic observation with updates every 10 minutes.
5. Radiation Observation: Automatic and Manual
observation of Global, Diffused, Terrestrial, Direct (solar),
Ultra Violet radiation.
6. Automatic Weather Station observation.
Weather information are provided to ATC and all
Airlines at Rajiv Gandhi International Aerodrome,
Shamshabad and at Begumpet aerodrome which
include upper air winds, temperatures, significant
weather (SIG Wx) charts, Aerodrome Warnings,
Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts, METARs and SIGMETs.
Other Facilities Available
1. High Performance Computing system for
running NWP models
2. Digital Cyclone Warning Dissemination
Cyclone warnings are disseminated well in advance to all concerned.
FLOOD METEOROLOGICAL FORECAST
Flood Meteorological office at Hyderabad issues Daily
Bulletins for Godavari & Krishna river basins covering
six states and of 5,73,858 sq Km. basin area during flood
season (June to October) including synoptic situations,
spatial distribution rainfall forecast for each sub-basin, Heavy Rainfall Warnings along with
realized rainfall, Forecasts are issued to Central
Water Commission, Hyderabad.Quantitative
Precipitation Forecasts are also issued for the sub-basins
under flood situation / Heavy Rainfall events.
DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR MAINTENANCE & TRAINING CENTER(DWRMTC)The DWRMTC inaugurated on 24th August,
2011 is meant for imparting :
(i) Basic training on Doppler Weather Radars
(ii) Operation and Maintenance training for operators and maintenance engineers of IMD posted at METSTAR make radars
(iii) Refresher training to Operators and Maintenance staff of IMD
(iv) Refresher training to Users/Weather forecasters
(v) Short term workshops for Users/Operators/ Maintenance personnel
Apart form training, Maintenance activities of METSTAR radars will be centrally controlled and guided from DWRMTC.