IMD Addresses Sensor Malfunction After Unprecedented 52.9°C Reading in Delhi

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) reported a malfunctioning sensor at an automatic weather station in Mungeshpur, Delhi, which erroneously recorded a temperature of 52.9 degrees Celsius. A team of experts has been dispatched to investigate, and the IMD recommends periodic examination and maintenance of all weather station sensors countrywide.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 01-06-2024 16:42 IST | Created: 01-06-2024 16:42 IST
IMD Addresses Sensor Malfunction After Unprecedented 52.9°C Reading in Delhi
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has addressed concerns over a 52.9 degrees Celsius temperature reading at an automatic weather station (AWS) in Mungeshpur, Delhi, citing a malfunctioning sensor as the cause.

An expert team was dispatched to the site after the unprecedented temperature reading on May 29 to investigate the error.

IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra confirmed that the AWS sensor in Mungeshpur was reporting temperatures three degrees Celsius higher than standard instruments. The faulty sensor will be replaced shortly, and IMD plans to examine and calibrate AWS sensors periodically to ensure accuracy.

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