The Atmospheric Science Group in NCESS is actively engaged in the basic research on atmospheric clouds, thunderstorms, lightning and atmospheric electricity, and regional climate over Western Ghats to improve the forecasting of atmospheric natural hazards. It is a fact that the value of weather, climate, and environmental data, and forecasts is growing in the country as it linked to economy. Weather affects aviation, air quality, health, ground and marine transportation, defense, agriculture, fisheries, water, energy, construction, tourism, and many other sectors of the economy.