HEAT WAVE District Disaster Management Plan (DDMP) TSDPS role in Early Warning System for Weather and Climate related services • Sri ShaikMeera, CEO, TSDPS
Telangana State-At a Glance Total Area - 1.14 Lakh Sq.km. Total population – 3. 52 Crores(2011 census). Literacy rate - 64.46%. Climate and Temperature • Telangana is a semi-arid zone and has a predominantly hot & dry • climate. In Telangana region, the • Avg maximum temperature - 40oC to 43oC in May • Avg minimum temperature - 13oC to 17oC in Dec & Jan. • Minimum temperature falls to less than 10oC on certain days Rainfall • The State receives Normal rainfall of 906 mm from • South-West (June–September) Monsoon – 80% • North–East (October–November) Monsoon Humidity • Monsoon - 80% • Summer - 25 to 30%.
Telangana State- Vulnerability • The state of Telangana faces natural and manmade vulnerabilities in the form of: • Water & Climate Related Hazards (eg., droughts, rainfall deficiency, ground water stress and other emerging climate induced hazards like Heatwave etc) • Geologically Related Disasters • Chemical & Industrial Disasters • Accident & Other Disasters (including terror risks and urban specific risks keeping in consideration the relatively high rate of urbanization in Telangana State) • Biologically Related Disasters (health epidemics, eg., emerging threats such as H5N1 induced Avian flu, Swine flu etc)
TSDPS Activities • Overall Scenario: • Weather Data Management – 924 AWS (10X10 km) • Weather data -Analysis Reports and Spatial maps. • Dynamic Real Time Data Dissemination through • Website. (www.tsdps.telangana.gov.in) • LED display boards ( In 41 locations of the state). • Mobile App. • Email, Whatsapp group, SMS • Weather Forecast- 3-days Weather Forecast. • Supports Disaster management in the state • Rainfall Alerts • Heat Wave • Drought Monitoring • Urban Flood Monitoring • Monitoring& Evaluation studies • Facilitation of Crop Insurance
AWS Locations in Telangana 10x10 km Grid Locations of AWSs (924)
Weather Forecast • Weather Forecast for 72 hours on 12 KM resolution Weather Research Forecast (WRF) Model • Disseminating to all the users and District Officials through email, WhatsApp. The authenticity of the forecast is 70 to 80%. • TSDPS also providing 7 days forecast for the benefit of farmers during monsoon season with special emphasis on Wet and Dry spells. % Matched 70 % Matched 80 % Matched 90
LED Weather Display Boards • LED Display boards are installed at District Hqs. In the premises of Collectorates (31) and in Hyderabad in 10 locations. • Real-time Weather Data pertaining to Rainfall, Temperature, Humidity and Wind Speed are displayed on the LED boards to take precautionary measures for Disaster Management. • Colour code is adopted for alerts. • LED boards have come to operation since December 2018.
Mobile Application • TSDPS mobile app provides Real time weather information pertaining to Temperature, Rainfall(mm), humidity and wind speed /direction instantly from the current location. This mobile app TS Weather can be downloaded from Google play store.
TSDPSweb site (www.tsdps.telangana.gov.in) Temperature Analysis Temperature Forecast Hyderabad city Forecast Rainfall Analysis
Drought Vulnerability Map Yellow colour indicates 295 mandals are Highly prone to Drought
Trends of Temperatures in the state for 4 years Change in Maximum Temperature observed about 1.5˚C. in 4 years
District wise Maximum Temperatures for the last Ten years
Workshop on Extreme Weather Events with reference to Telangana State Gathering at the workshop.
Release of posters • TSDPS has released posters on Extreme Weather Events like Thunderbolts, and produced a Short film on precautionary measures against Heat Waves for public awareness in the State. Pamphlet regarding precautions to be taken during summer to avoid sun stroke Precautions to be taken during Heatwave