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Malfunctioning Of The Sensor : India Meteorological Department

Malfunctioning Of The Sensor : India Meteorological Department

Delhi’s Mungeshpur weather station recorded a maximum temperature of 52.9 degrees Celsius on May 29, it was on account of “malfunctioning of the sensor,” the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said.

  • The maximum temperature of 52.9 degrees at Mungeshpur was an all-time high for any location in India and this had prompted the IMD to verify the recording at the station.
  • IMD is the principal agency responsible for meteorological observations, weather forecasting, and seismology.
  • It functions under Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) with its headquarter at Mausam Bhawan, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
  • IMD is also one of the six Regional Specialised Meteorological Centres of the World Meteorological Organisation.
  • It has the responsibility for forecasting, naming and distribution of warnings for tropical cyclones in the Northern Indian Ocean region, including the Malacca Straits, the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf.


  • Established in 1875, IMD is the National Meteorological Service of the country.
  • IMD is headquartered in Delhi and operates hundreds of observation stations across India and Antarctica.
  • It deals with all matters relating to meteorology, seismology, and associated subjects.
  • IMD provides a variety of services such as rainfall information, monsoon information, cyclone information, agromet advisory services, climate services, urban meteorological services, aviation services, climate hazard & vulnerability atlas, geospatial services, and forecasts.