Government launches special weather services for Kumbh Mela

NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, January 15, 2019

Union Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan has launched special weather services for the benefit of people visiting Prayagraj during Kumbh Mela. 
Speaking at the launch here yesterday, the Minister stated that to provide information of the prevailing weather and forecasts for the next three days, four Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) have been installed at four different locations at Prayagraj and made operational. 
A mobile van (AWS) has also been made operational. “The real-time location-specific weather information will not only be very helpful for the local and state authorities in the efficient management of the entire event but also benefit the pilgrims by keeping them abreast of the latest weather information,” he said.
He also launched a mobile application named "Kumbh Mela Weather Service" developed to disseminate the live weather information (temperature, humidity, rainfall and winds) as observed in all four sites. 
In addition, the mobile app will also provide weather forecast and warnings if any for Prayagraj for the next three days. The Mobile App will be available for downloading from Google Store.
The observational sites are distributed in all four directions within 5-10 km radius and are located at: Allahabad University, Delhi Public School, G. B. Pant Institute of Social Science and Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHUATS).

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