The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), Geneva has awarded the standing of to the Patna meteorological observatory in recognition to its long-term meteorological commentary exceeding over 100 years.
The popularity has come because of in depth session and shut collaboration between WMO local weather, community and instrument consultants representing WMO technical commissions, the World Local weather Observing System.
Patna meteorological centre’s director Vivek Sinha stated that WMO took the choice to confer the standing of ‘centennial observing station’ to the meteorological observatory in its 72nd govt council assembly held in September 2020.
“With this recognition, Patna has joined a distinct segment membership of cities having a long-term report of scientific commentary within the subject of meteorology, climatology and utilized science. These observatories are distinctive sources of details about atmospheric parameters,” Sinha stated.
Established in 1867, Patna meteorological observatory is among the many earliest observatories arrange by the then British Corps of Engineers.
As per MeT officers, initially observations had been taken twice a day at 9.30 am and three.30 pm native time and subsequently the frequency was elevated to 4 after which eight observations at three hourly intervals. The accountability of commentary and administration of all meteorological places of work was transferred to India Meteorological Division (IMD) after it was formally established in 1875.