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Webinar 1(Numerical Weather Prediction): Future Directions of Operational NWP in South Asia

July 22, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Predictions of weather and climate are increasingly critical for decision making across a wide range of sectors and timescales. Modern services are highly dependent on numerical weather prediction. Most advanced global production centers like ECMWF and other designated World Meteorological Centre (WMCs) provide free access to high resolution deterministic NWP, Ensemble Prediction System (EPS) / probabilistic forecasts and long-range forecasts. Given the rapid advances in NWP in these advanced centers, a regional NWP/EPS approach is needed to position all the countries in South Asia to take full advantage of the rapidly evolving technologies. Such an approach needs to be developed with the aim of operationally linking global centers, regional centers and NMHS to assimilate state-of-the-art NWP products. The webinar focuses on these aspects and sets a background for further discussions within SAHF WGs and the EC to enable develop regional strategy for capacity development in operational NWP.


  • Build capacity to understand the theory and practice behind Numerical Weather Prediction.
  • Learn and consult with experts in the region and outside for developing working papers that takes into account the priority needs and long terms needs of SAHF member countries.


  • SAHF Executive Council Members and members of the four working groups.
  • Members from National Meteorological and Hydrological Services’ of SAHF members

Technical Specification

Zoom is used as the webinar platform. Participants have the opportunity to ask questions and make comments using the chat function.


Dr. P. Mukhopadhyay

Scientist F, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune

Dr. Parthasarathi Mukhopadyay serves as Scientist F at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India. His research work spans cloud microphysics and its influence on monsoon, predictability of weather in high resolution model and convective parameterization in numerical model. His expertise includes high resolution GCM and mesoscale modelling of monsoon, heavy precipitation events and thunderstorms. In the past, he has been a visiting scientist in JPL, Caltech, NASA, USA and now extensively works with IITM, Pune.  He has been awarded the Certificate of Merit Award by Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India for outstanding contribution in the field of Atmospheric Science and Technology.


July 22, 2021
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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