Tourists can check weather forecast in India through IVRS, courtesy IMD
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Ministry of Earth Sciences has informed that it provides weather forecast on its website for 325 cities.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Ministry of Earth Sciences has informed that it provides weather forecast on its website for 325 cities. These cities include 106 tourist destinations across the country for which 7-day forecast is being issued twice a day. In addition, the weather forecasts to tourists, is also provided on toll free number 1800 180 1717 through Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS).
IMD has also developed a mobile App called “Indian Weather” by which initially, current weather and 4-days forecast for app 300 cities is being provided.
IMD also issues special forecasts for pilgrim/tourist destinations across the country with a focused effort for Himalayan region and Severe Weather Warnings through various schemes. Highway forecasts have also been started by IMD in the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
This information was given by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Culture and Tourism in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.