How Mausam Vibhag of India could be helpful to us?

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Mausam Vibhag is the Hindi name for the "India Meteorological Department (IMD)" which is an agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government of India. IMD is responsible for giving > up-to-date weather information in India.

The official website of IMD is where you can find daily updated information for the weather forecast all over India. This is a very useful website for educated farmers in the villages as it helps them plan their sowing.

For example, if you want to know whether there will be rain or not within the next 5 days in your state then you can make use of the reports published by IMD in this below link. The information on this below link is daily updated for the weather forecast. However, there is a separate link for cities' weather which you can find on the home page of

Sometimes when you plan a trip outside your own city then you want to know about the highest and lowest temperature of the place you are visiting. IMD can easily help with it as it records daily maximum and the minimum temperature of all the places in India and publishes it on a daily basis on the link mentioned above.

Many people go for Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra (travel) and visiting this pilgrimage (in Jammu & Kashmir) during severe winters becomes very dangerous due to bad weather conditions such as the snowfall and sleet. On this below link IMD publishes the forecast of the weather for the next 3 days for people going for the Vaishno Devi pilgrimage, including the forecast for the helicopter tour to Vaishno Devi.

So this how IMD is helpful to us to plan our travel for dangerous pilgrimages like Vaishno Devi.

You must also know that 32,000 innocent fishermen die every year as they are unaware of the tropical cycles while doing fishing at the sea (as being their occupation). IMD is able to warn about these tropical cyclones in advance and the report is published every day on their website. So in that way, Mausam Vibhag of India is helpful to the fishermen also.

Many people making their living from the stock markets of India are also helped by the IMD's Monsoon forecast as many fertilizers and FMCG stocks and even Nifty and Sensex reacts on the forecast by IMD. You can know more about the effect of Monsoon (rainy days) on the stock markets by visiting this link on

The commodity market is also heavily affected by the IMD's weather forecast as the volume of major crops produced in India is dependant on the liters of rainfall that took place in different parts of India. The volume of rainfall can easily be measured by a rain gauge instrument.

People who gamble in either stock markets or commodity markets are heavily dependent on the forecast by the Mausam Vibhag of India.

Indian tourism is negatively affected by the heavy monsoon as high wave tides on the seashore and heavy rainfall in different parts of India is making foreign and domestic tourists cancel their tour to rain affected parts of India. Read more here about the impact of Monsoon on Indian tourism. Foreign tourists make good use of the IMD's website before planning their tour to India.

Other than that earthquake warnings are also published by IMD on their website. People in the airplane department also make use of IMD's forecasts to schedule their flights in a better way according to the right weather.

Written by: Rajesh Bihani who is the webmaster of this website. Know more about Rajesh Bihani)

Disclaimer: The suggestions in the article(wherever applicable) are for informational purposes only. They are not intended as medical or any other type of advice