For more accurate weather updates and getting all the vital weather related news, Delhi University has set up its own weather station. The data from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has pointed out that in order to establish the ‘micro climate’ of the national capital it would be necessary for DU to set up its own weather station.
This would be first of its kind which got installed in any educational institutions in India. This station would record temperature, humidity, wind speed, rainfall and pressure, like any other monitoring station around the nation. It has established DU in one of the elite leagues of universities in India. The station in Delhi University could thus become very helpful in gathering exact information about the weather. The cost of setting up the weather station in the terrace of Delhi Scholl of Economics is over Rs. 3 lakh.
The monitoring of the station would be done by the teachers and students of the Geography department for now. As per Dr RB Singh, HOD, DU's Geography department “We are monitoring the weather on an hourly basis and providing both daily and hourly updates. After the accuracy testing is done, we will start making the data public and release weather bulletins. The data gathered will not only be helpful for the general public, it will also provide an edge to the researchers and scientists studying various weather phenomena.”