False rain forecasts: Centre slams Delhi met dept

Last Updated: Friday, July 6, 2012 - 00:59

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: It seems that Delhiites’ long wait for rains is not likely to end anytime soon given the false monsoon predictions by the meteorological department.

Delhi’s meteorological department has once again given a new date for the onset of rains on Thursday. If one goes by the announced date of the met dept, then Delhiites won’t be able to get any respite from the scorching heat and humidity in the days ahead. The earlier predictions made by met dept have proved to be wrong as rains haven’t hit the capital so far.

The absence of rains and meteorological department’s false predictions has even raised the temper of the Central government. The government has written a letter to the met department asking why there is inaccuracy in the prediction of exact date of monsoon. It has been instructed that met department should collect data from all other states and analyse it and corrections should be made.

In May, meteorological department predicted that monsoon will come on June 29. Ten days before, it was said that monsoon will be delayed by six days. Similarly, five days before, it was said that monsoon will come till 5-6th June. But, looking at the hot temperature which refuses to come down, it seems that this time also meteorological department is all set to prove itself wrong.

According to meteorological department, Monsoon has arrived in parts of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan but it will take at least four-five days for heavy rains to come in the entire country.

The normal onset date for south-west monsoon in the capital is June 29.During monsoon, the Weatherman says, if the city gets 645.7 mm of rains, it is considered normal for the capital.
The residents of Delhi have been eagerly waiting for rains as the city has been reeling under heat wave conditions with the maximum temperature remaining over 40 degrees Celsius for the whole of June and July till now.

First Published: Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 22:18

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