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MeitY launched seven weather services of IMD in UMANG app

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IMD launches weather services in UMANG appThe Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has launched seven services of India Meteorological Department (IMD) on the Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance (UMANG) App to further enhance the online delivery of Government services.

  • The IMD services (hosted at http://mausam.imd.gov.in) on the onboarded UMANG app has been inaugurated by Madhavan Nair Rajeevan, Secretary Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) in the presence of Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director General of Meteorology (DGM), IMD, and Abhishek Singh, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National eGovernance Division (NeGD).

Following are the 7 services have been on-boarded on UMANG Mobile application:

Current Weather Current temperature, humidity, wind speed, direction for 150 cities updated 8 times a day. Information on sunrise/ sunset and moonrise/ moonset is also given.

Nowcast Three hourly warnings of localized weather phenomena and their intensity issued for about 800 stations, and districts of India by State Meteorological Centers of IMD.

City Forecast Past 24 hours and 7 day forecast of weather conditions around 450 cities in India are given.

Rainfall Information All India district Rainfall information daily, weekly, monthly and cumulative series are available.

Tourism Forecast Past 24 hours and 7 day forecast of weather conditions of around 100 Tourist cities in India are provided.

Warnings The alert issued to warn citizens of approaching dangerous weather. It is color coded in Red, Orange and Yellow with Red as the most severe category.

Cyclone Cyclone warnings and alerts provide the track of cyclonic storms along with likely time and point of crossing of coast. Impact based warnings, area/district wise, are issued so that appropriate preparation including evacuation of vulnerable areas can be done.

About UMANG:

Launched in 2017 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, its aim is to make the government accessible on the mobile phone of citizens. This app provides around 660 services from 127 departments & 25 states and about 180 utility bill payment services are live and more are in pipeline. Citizens also access their Digilocker from UMANG.

About MoES:

Union Minister- Dr. Harsh Vardhan
IMD is the agency of Ministry of Earth Sciences.