Come June every year and the MET department comes into focus. There is an eager wait for the monsoon to set in and almost everyone hangs onto every word the MET publishes as weather forecast. The monsoon plays a pivotal role in many agrarian lives in India. It’s common knowledge that prior experiences with the department haven’t been pleasant. Invariably, if the MET predicted a rainy day, people would ready themselves for a sunny day. However, with this new acquisition, the department is all set to give India an accurate weather forecast.
According to The Times Of India, the MET department is spending Rs 400 crore on a supercomputer to enhance precision in monsoon forecasts. The new system, similar to the existing US models, will generate 3-dimensional models to help predict how the monsoon is likely to develop. Important information on cloud bursts and cyclones will help in averting catastrophes like flooding.
This is what you need to know about the supercomputer which will revolutionise the way in which the MET forecasts weather from 2017: