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Zomato Dives into Weather Forecasting with WeatherUnion Launch

WeatherUnion.com, Zomato's Latest Tech Venture Revolutionizing Weather Monitoring

9 May 2024

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Kunal Tyagi

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  • WeatherUnion.com: India's first crowd-supported weather infrastructure launched by Zomato.

  • Features: Boasts a network of over 650 on-ground weather stations providing real-time data on temperature, humidity, wind speed, and rainfall.

  • Accessibility: Free access to weather data through API for all institutions and companies in India, with a possibility of nominal fees for high API usage.

Zomato, renowned as a foodtech giant, recently made headlines with the announcement of their latest venture - WeatherUnion.com. Deepinder Goyal, the CEO of Zomato and a prominent figure as a judge on Shark Tank India, took to social media to unveil India's first crowd-supported weather infrastructure. This innovative platform boasts a network of over 650 on-ground weather stations, making it the largest private infrastructure of its kind in the country. Through WeatherUnion.com, users can access localized, real-time data on crucial weather parameters like temperature, humidity, wind speed, and rainfall.


The service is currently operational in 45 major cities across India, with plans for expansion to encompass more regions in the pipeline. Goyal emphasized the significance of this rich data in unlocking various weather-related use cases for both enterprises and research institutes. Zomato has joined forces with the Center for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS) at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi to develop this groundbreaking system, anticipating that it will extend its benefits to a wide array of institutions and companies.


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For Zomato, access to precise and real-time weather information is paramount in making informed business decisions to enhance customer service. This necessity prompted the company to take matters into their own hands and develop WeatherUnion.com. Notably, Zomato is generously offering free access to this invaluable weather data through an API to all institutions and companies across the nation. However, there's a caveat - in cases where server costs escalate significantly due to high API usage, the company may request a nominal fee from enterprise customers to sustain the service.


Goyal reiterated Zomato's commitment to the public good by stressing the importance of multiple companies and public institutions leveraging real-time weather data to bolster the productivity of the Indian economy. In a bid to further expand their weather infrastructure, Zomato is calling for volunteers willing to host weather stations on their premises, emphasizing the collaborative effort required for nation-building. With WeatherUnion.com, Zomato not only solidifies its position as a tech innovator but also underscores its dedication to societal welfare by democratizing access to vital weather information for the greater good.


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