Khole called for developing an indigenous ‘Monsoon Model’ for better forecasting. “The weathermen can accurately predict weather conditions for three-four days. However, due to the various complicated aspects of Indian weather and India’s specific location, it is not possible to give an accurate long-range forecast,” she said.
Khole was speaking at a lecture organised by Vishwa Scientific and Indian Meteorological Society, Pune, on Challenge of Monsoon
Prediction. “Changes in weather in Europe, Pacific Ocean and other countries impact monsoon directly or indirectly. Unless we get the information regarding the relation between these elements and monsoon, it is difficult to give long-range forecast,” she said.
“For long-range forecasting, the IMD has been doing research to develop indigenous model of monsoon
Satellite Science realeased
Veteran meteorologist Ranjan Kelkar released the special issue of Satellite Science. He called for the launch of a 24-hour weather channel as soon as possible to disseminate comprehensive information regarding weather. President of IMSP R Krishan, secretary Milind Mujumdar and Mayuresh Prabhune of Vishwa Scientific were also present on the occasion.
Pune Cantt gears up for monsoon
WITH the monsoon approaching, the Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) is gearing up to meet necessities. Special directives — to take requisite action to address monsoon-related grievances in the cantonment jurisdiction — have been issued to the health department.
“All the nullahs have been cleaned to prevent waterlogging. Directives have been issued to the PCB health department to ensure that all rain-related complaints are addressed immediately. Chief health superintendent will head the monsoon-realated issues. Directions have also been issued to identify low-lying areas prone to flooding and address all complaints,” said Rachael Koshy, CEO, PCB.
The administration has carried out cleaning of drainage lines and laying new storm water drains. In 2008-09, as part of a Rs 16.663 crore programme, the board had carried out work on sewage lines in civil areas in four phases across the Cantonment jurisdiction.