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Y ou can end the frustration of coding Weather Data, by using software program called Turbowin in few easy steps and transmit Weather Observations through Land Earth Stations. So what you have to do is to open the program and start recording Weather Observations and pass it through SAT terminal or through Internet. You can use True Wind Calculator for calculating Instantaneous True Wind. You can use cloud classification software called Meteoclassify Software and become expert in cloud classification.


Turbowin4.5 is developed at KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute). Meteorological observations recorded by Turbowin4.5 are accurate and of high quality. Turbowin4.5 is user friendly software with over 200 built-in quality checks. It allows the automated compilation of observations on board ships and fixed sea stations, their downloading to disk and their subsequent transmission ashore and thence to a Meteorological Center, by using INMARSAT, ftp, E-mail or other specific communication facilities and the Global Telecommunications Network.

 The program assists the observer with many menus, pictures, photos, forms, help pages, output possibilities, automated calculations etc. Turbowin4.5 can:

(a) Provide screen prompts to assist with data entry:

(b) Calculate the true wind, MSL pressure and dew point,

(c) Check validity of some data, e.g. month in range 1–12

(d) Store the observation in SHIP code on disc and prints it out for transmission;

(e) Format the observation in IMMT format and stores it on disc or transmits the data to a

shore station via a satellite system.

    This Software can be installed on your computer. First you have to unzip the sofware and can be easily installed by clicking the setup file. The software will be installed by just replying few questions asked by computer. The software will be installed in your computer in C/Program Files/ Meteo folder.

T his Software can be installed on your computor by clicking the link.

T his Software can be installed on your computor by clicking the link. First you have to unzip the sofware and then you can install it by clicking the setup file.

T his Software can be installed on your computor by clicking the link.

India Meteorological Department, Pune
Do you know?
  • First storm warning Signal was hoisted in 1880 in Kolkata port to warn the ships about impending danger from approaching storms.

  • First Indian vessel, S S Loyalty sailed from the Indian shores on 5th April 1919.

Indian Voluntary Observing Fleet
  • IMD has enlisted a cooperating fleet of Voluntary Observing Ships for collection of meteorological observations from ocean areas. The VOF at present consists of 186 ships of Indian and foreign registry.

Port Meteorological office
  • Port Meteorological office (PMO) keep liaison with shipping companies and masters of ships at Port and provide valuable guidance for maintaining onboard meteorological instruments.

  • There are six Port Meteorological Offices in India which are located at Mumbai, Goa, Kochi, Chennai, Visakhapatnam and Kolkata

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