27 July, 2021


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It’s Raining Nothing But Prophecies

The Indian Met Department (IMD) might be worried about a delayed monsoon but Jatin Singh of Skymet, India’s biggest private met agency, says the rains will hit Kerala by the end of the month instead of a week later as IMD suggests. He says the IMD gets it wrong because of its use of objective criteria that are applied differently in different years. As for the level of rainfall awaiting this parched land, Singh agrees with the IMD: it will be in the above-normal range due to La Nina setting in. Fingers firmly crossed even though, last year, Skymet got its 100 per cent rainfall prediction wrong!

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