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IMD to give forecast according to venues

delhi Updated: Sep 06, 2010 02:47 IST
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday said it would install a dedicated system to forecast weather at each venue for the Commonwealth Games related events.

But, there is bad news, too, for the Commonwealth Games. The IMD has said heavy rains are likely to continue in northern India, including in the Capital, for some more days.

IMD officials said the withdrawal of southwest monsoon normally starts from western parts of Rajasthan around September 1, but it hasn't happened yet. The Commonwealth Games related work is sure to be hampered with consistent rainfall predicted.

However, as officials at the IMD said, for a big city like Delhi, location specific data/predictions would prove very helpful.

As was witnessed on Sunday, the eastern and the southern parts of the city received heavy rainfall while the western parts received very less rainfall.

The IMD initiative to provide venue and region specific data will help the organisers and the sportspersons to reschedule the events if necessary, an IMD official told a news agency.

"We are planning to come up with venue-specific forecast, which will be helpful for the athletes and the organisers too," the official said.

The facility that will provide predictions on temperature, humidity, wind factor and heat index would start sometime next week.