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Automatic Weather Station will be set up in Kedarnath

Automatic Weather Station will be set up in Kedarnath

Automatic Weather Station will be set up in Kedarnath

There is good news for all the pilgrims. Now you can get the hourly update of the weather information of Kedarnath Dham of the entire day.  It will be possible with the help of automatic weather station. This weather station is being established in Kedarnath jointly by the Department of Meteorology, Government of India, Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority and World Bank. For its last survey, the team of engineers from Hyderabad has reached Kedarnath Dham.

It is difficult to estimate the weather in Kedarnath. Since the disaster of 16/17 June 2013, there has been a demand for establishing a system for weather information. The Weather Station was considered as necessary by the Nehru Mountaineering Institute in the reconstruction of Kedarnath since March 2014. Now, the Uttarakhand government has initiated this direction.

Benefits of Automated Weather Station

From the Automated Weather Station, which will be installed at Kedarnath, you will get the accurate hourly information about temperature, humidity, rainfall, snowfall of the entire day. You will know when there will be fog, when it will rain, along with the information of the snowfall in the winter at Kedarnath.

In collaboration with the Meteorological Department, Disaster Management Authority and World Bank, an automatic weather station is to be set up in Kedarnath. For this, few days ago the World Bank team has taken stock of land selection.  Engineers of tower / equipment maker Company Extra Microwave Limited, Hyderabad, took stock of the land in Kedarnath on Tuesday and decided the place where to place the tower. They searched the place from the temple to the base camp. Here, Deputy District Magistrate Gopal Singh Chauhan said that the team has been instructed to establish a tower wherever it seems to be proper in Kedarnath Dham. In this regard, the necessary formalities will be completed soon.

According to KS Pundir, Engineer Extra Microwave Ltd.

“Land has been selected in the Kedarnath base camp for the automatic weather station. After submitting the report to local administration and DDMO, the process of establishing the tower will be started.”



Updated On: June 14, 2018

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