RMC New Delhi


Weather Observations


The Regional Meteorological Centre, Delhi is one of the six Regional Centres of India Meteorological Department. This Centre was started in April 1945. It caters to the meteorological requirements of Delhi along with North Western India through following seven Meteorological Centres:

RegionMeteorological Centre
LadakhMeteorological Centre, Leh
Jammu & KashmirMeteorological Centre, Srinagar
Himachal PradeshMeteorological Centre, Shimla
UttarakhandMeteorological Centre, Dehradun
Haryana & PunjabMeteorological Centre, Chandigarh
Uttar PradeshMeteorological Centre, Lucknow
RajasthanMeteorological Centre, Jaipur

Our Functions:

  • Weather forecasting services to general public, Government agencies and other users for research & planning purposes.
  • Aviation forecast
  • Flood forecasting
  • Agromet Advisory Services
  • Rainfall monitoring on daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal and annual basis.
  • Implementation of District-wise Rainfall Monitoring Scheme (DRMS) of all states within the region and providing necessary inputs to user agencies.
  • Mandate:

  • To take meteorological observations and to provide current and forecast meteorological information for optimum operation of weather-sensitive activities like agriculture, irrigation, shipping, aviation, offshore oil explorations, etc.
  • To warn against severe weather phenomena like tropical cyclones, norwesters, duststorms, heavy rains and snow, cold and heat waves, etc., which cause destruction of life and property.
  • To provide meteorological statistics required for agriculture, water resource management, industries, oil exploration and other nation building activities.
  • To conduct and promote research in meteorology and allied disciplines