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History :

The Meteorological Observatory Jaipur was established in 1875 in the premises of Central Public Works Department of princely state. It was shifted to Jaipur Airport (Sanganer) on 25.10.1947. Meteorological Centre, Jaipur was established in October 1972 in a rented building, moved to its own departmental building in 2001 and rendering the Meteorological services to the public of the state of Rajasthan and concerned departments of Central and State Governments like Agriculture, Irrigation, Power, Flood Control, Relief and Rehabilitation, Roadways and Railways etc.

Mission :

To take meteorological observations and to provide current and past meteorological information, current weather and weather forecasts on various temporal and spatial scale for optimization of resources for weather-sensitive activities like agriculture, irrigation, aviation, power plants, planning, industrial operations, tourism, disaster management and other activities.     

Objectives :

  • To take meteorological observations and to provide current and past meteorological information, current weather and weather forecasts on various temporal and spatial scale for optimization of resources for weather-sensitive activities like agriculture, irrigation, aviation, power plants, planning, industrial operations, tourism, disaster management and other activities.
  • To record meteorological observations (surface, radar, radiation and upper atmosphere) of the Rajasthan state on different temporal and spatial scale through the manned / unmanned observatories and also to provide the current weather observations of all airports of the state.
  • To provide nowcast, short range and medium range weather forecasts and other information to the users for aviation and non-aviation purpose.
  • To communicate the current and past meteorological information, forecast products and warnings to the public, aviation, industry, agriculture, tourism sector, Railways, defense forces, Rajasthan Government and its concerned bodies etc
  • To communicate the current and past meteorological information, forecast products and warnings to the public, aviation, industry, agriculture, tourism sector, Railways, defense forces, Rajasthan Government and its concerned bodies etc.
  • Providing QPF forecast of the catchments areas and formulate/disseminate a Hydromet Bulletin, Daily Rainfall Data and Flood Situation to concerned agencies like concerned State Government authorities, CWC, Flood Control Room, Defense, Railways etc. during monsoon season in the state of Rajasthan.
  • Providing QPF forecast of the catchments areas and formulate/disseminate a Hydromet Bulletin, Daily Rainfall Data and Flood Situation to concerned agencies like concerned State Government authorities, CWC, Flood Control Room, Defense, Railways etc. during monsoon season in the state of Rajasthan.
  • Conducting applied meteorological research for advance scientific understanding of weather and climate.
  • Conducting applied meteorological research for advance scientific understanding of weather and climate.
  • Quarterly / Annual / five-year inspection of all the departmental / non departmental observatories, AWS / ARG and manual rain gauge stations in state to maintain the quality of meteorological observations.