Weather Exhibition – IMD Foundation Day

India Meteorological Department (IMD) is celebrating 143rd Foundation Day week from 15th to 19th January 2018.

Regional Meteorological Centre, Colaba has organized exhibition during this period from 2 pm to 5 pm. Hence Mumbaikars have opportunity to see all the weather instruments and weather related information during 5 days of exhibition.

The Foundation Day on 15th January is being celebrated with a view to promote awareness about the achievements and new initiatives taken by the department for improving its capabilities & services.

How To Reach:

Address: Regional Meteorological Centre, R.C. Church, Colaba, Mumbai 400005.

BEST Bus: 1, 103 from CST and 106, 123 from Churchgate station.

History

After a tropical cyclone hit Calcutta in 1864, and the subsequent famines in 1866 and 1871 due to the failure of the monsoons, it was decided to organise the collection and analysis of meteorological observations under one roof. As a result, the India Meteorological Department was established in 1875. Henry Francis Blanford was appointed the first Meteorological Reporter of the IMD. In May 1889, Sir John Eliot was appointed the first Director General of Observatories in the erstwhile capital, Calcutta.

About Regional Meteorological Centre, Colaba

The Regional Meteorological Centre, Mumbai is one of the six Regional Centres of India Meteorological Department. This Centre was established in April 1945 for providing weather related services to the states of Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat excluding Vidarbha region of Maharashtra State. The centre is also responsible for the monitoring of tropical cyclone formation in Arabian Sea and cyclone warning work.

Photos & Videos

Model Observatory

 

Various Thermometers

 

Wind measuring Anemometer

 

Automatic Weather Station Model

 

Video of Weather Observatory Model

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