Jagran.com has brought a special conversation with Mahesh Palawat, Vice President, Skymet in its special campaign on Earth Day. Join this video with Anurag Mishra, Senior Editor, Jagran New Media.
Skymet Weather Services is a private Indian company that provides weather forecasting services.Skymet was the first private sector entity to provide weather forecasts and weather graphics to the Indian media in 2003. Skymet was founded by Jatin Singh in 2003 and is headquartered in Noida, India. Today Skymet provides weather service and graphics to most of the Indian media companies in India, such as Zee News, Aaj Tak, Sahara Samay, Mint, Times Now, ABP and The Hindu. Its other clients include Reliance Infrastructure Ltd, Gazprom, Thomson Reuters and North Delhi Power Ltd. Skymet also provides weather service information to most of the major insurance companies in India, power sector and agriculture sector.
Skymet provides wind and solar forecasts for different renewable energy companies by running its own meso and micro scale NWP. Skymet along with few NGOs are closely working to improve the sustenance of farmers in different remote blocks of many states in India. Skymet also caters to different companies for marine weather forecasts.
Skymet also recently launched a weather website that allows a common user to get accurate weather information for free. It also launched an android app and App Store (iOS) that gives weather information. Despite the availability of many such weather apps in Google Play store, Skymet app was seen as the first made in India app that provides weather information in multiple regional languages. When cyclone Phailin hit the Eastern coastal regions of India, Skymet became a referring point for forecasts along with international websites like Accuweather. Skymet has developed many software tools for weather and climate decision support systems.