Govt launches Special Weather Services for Kumbh Mela


New Delhi: The government today launched special weather services for the benefit of people visiting Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj during January-March 2019.

Union Science and Technology Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan today launched the special weather services for the benefit of people visiting Prayagraj during Kumbh Mela.

The minister stated that to provide information of the prevailing weather and forecasts for next 3 days, four Automatic Weather stations (AWS) have been installed at four different locations at Prayagraj and have been made operational.

In addition, 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,” said Harsh Vardhan.

In addition, the science and technology minister also launched a mobile application named “Kumbh Mela Weather Service” to disseminate the live weather information (temperature, humidity, rainfall and winds) as observed in all the above four sites.

The mobile app will also provide weather forecast and warnings if any for Prayagraj for next 3 days. The Mobile App will be available for downloading from Google Store.

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