(24.10.2020)   Weather is partly cloudy over the Andaman Sea and North Bay and partly cloudy to cloudy  elsewhere over the Bay of Bengal.

24th National Monsoon Forum(Video Conferencing)

24th National Monsoon Forum(Video Conferencing)

The opening ceremony of 24th Monsoon Forum 2020, jointly sponsored and organized by Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) & Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) was held this morning by Video Conferencing. In the opening ceremony, Dr.Kyaw Moe Oo, Director General of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology delivered the Welcome remark and Dr.A.R Subbiah, Director of RIMES has briefed about the workshop.

Also present on the occasion were Representative of Departments, Enterprises and other invited ministries, representatives of disaster management agencies, experts of Regional Integrated Multi-hazard Early warning System (RIMES) and local and International experts for World Bank. A total of about 50 including experts and participants were attended video conferencing.

The Workshop is focused on presenting and discussing the seasonal outlook for the 2020 Southwest Monsoon Season, discussing likely sectorial conditions for the 2019-2020 Northeast Monsoon Season based on historical data, currently observed conditions, and forecast, and accordingly plan for preparedness, presenting draft seasonal preparedness plans, based on potential impact scenarios, for possible institutional and end-users uptake, evolving strategies for addressing and implementing stakeholder recommendations for optimizing seasonal and sub-seasonal preparedness. And it is for use on enhancing forecast generation, application and discussing other relevant issues, concerns for multi-hazard preparedness.  The discussion will be carried out by several working groups. The closing remark was delivered by Dr. Kyaw Moe Oo, Director General of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.

The monsoon forum has been held twice annually on regular basic starting since 2007 and the current is the 24th of the Forum.