Besides providing advance forecasts about heavy rains, cloud bursts, snow falls and avalanches, the C-band Radar would also generate timely advance information regarding the weather along the high altitude route to holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas during annual yatra, an official spokesman said.
The information was given as the state Governor N N Vohra, who is also the chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), today visited the Meteorological Centre at Ram Bagh in uptown city after visiting the Jhelum bundh and various parts of the town, particularly those areas which are waterlogged for want of any storm water drainage.
At the Met Centre, the Governor inspected the new 'X' Band Radar and was given a detailed briefing by the incharge of the Met Centre, Sonam Lotus, on how this new 100 km range Radar is providing superior forecasts as compared to those generated by the erstwhile systems.
"In the context of the current flood situation, it is pertinent to recall that for the past several years the governor has been in correspondence with the successive Union Ministers of Science and Technology and the Department of Earth Sciences for a 'C' Band Doppler Radar being installed at Srinagar which would not only provide accurate weather forecasts but would enable timely arrangements being made to deal with any arising flood situation," the spokesman said.
At the work station of the Met Centre, the Governor was shown images of the Western disturbance which had been working up since March 28.
Lotus also informed the Governor about the forecast of rain and snow during April 1 and 4, the spokesman said.

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