News:Recently,the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain and snowfall in Himachal Pradesh.
About Colour- Coded Weather Warning:
- The IMD issues colour-coded warnings to alert the public ahead of severe or hazardous weather conditions that can cause disruption or damage.
Different Colour Codes:
- Green(No warning): No advisory is issued in such cases.
- Yellow(Be updated):It is issued to keep a watch on the weather situation as it may deteriorate.Yellow is the least dangerous of the weather warnings.
- Amber(Be prepared):It implies there is an increased likelihood of extremely bad weather.IMD advises people to be alerted.The government agencies should be prepared to manage situations arising out of severe weather conditions.
- Red(Take action):Red warning demands necessary actions to be taken by different agencies.
About India Meteorological Department (IMD)
- India Meteorological Department (IMD) was established in 1875.It is an agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government of India.
- It is the principal agency responsible for meteorological observations, weather forecasting and seismology.