Zomato unveils crowd-supported weather monitoring service

These weather stations provide localised, real-time information on key weather parameters such as temperature, humidity, wind speed, rainfall etc. Currently available across 45 large cities, it is expanding to other Indian cities very soon

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Delhi: Zomato has developed India's first crowd-supported weather infrastructure. It is a proprietary network of 650+ on-ground weather stations.

These weather stations provide localised, real-time information on key weather parameters such as temperature, humidity, wind speed, rainfall etc. Currently available across 45 large cities, it is expanding to other Indian cities very soon.

This data aims to unlock weather use cases for enterprises and research institutes. Having already collaborated with CAS - IIT Delhi, more institutions and companiesare expected to collaborate with the same.

In a press statement, the company said, ‘“At Zomato, it was crucial for us to have access to precise and real-time weather information to make the right business decisions to serve our customers better. Hence, we took it upon ourselves to develop a solution capable of empowering us on this front.”

Zomato is opening up free access to this (through an API) to all institutions and companies in the country. Zomato employees have also hosted weather stations at their homes. The company is looking for volunteers who want to provide space on their premises to install these weather stations. 

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