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A mechanical fortune teller in our city, that would predict lighting !

Moitrish Majumdar, Kolkata:
Yes, you heard the right. Kolkata city installed a gadget that will predict lighting, it will be controlled by the Regional Meterological centre ( RMC) in kolkata. Provided by IITM, Indian Institute o…



Moitrish Majumdar, Kolkata:
Yes, you heard the right. Kolkata city installed a gadget that will predict lighting, it will be controlled by the Regional Meterological centre ( RMC) in kolkata. Provided by IITM, Indian Institute of Tropical Metrology, the device will predict pre- squalls, thunderstorms etc.

According to the deputy director of RMC, Sanjib Bandopadhaya, the state has 3 devices till now, one installed in Dargeeling and another one in Rampurhat, Birbhum district amd the 3rd one in Kolkata. The state will receive 3 more devices. This Pune based institute has installed nearly 48 such devices across the country performing with LLN, Lighting Location Network.

The Device installed in Kolkata can predict lighting 30 to 40 minutes in Advance within a finite radius of about 20 to 30 km. By measuring and detecting the paths and movements of the cumunolimbus clouds above for better forecasting of the above scenario.

The new device will possibly decrease the rate of death reports that have been coming up due to lighting, and it may aslo enhance the study of climates and weather phenomenons easily.

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