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Will Give Monthly Rain Forecast From Coming Monsoon: Weather Office Chief

June to September are, formally, the rainfall months of India (File)

New Delhi:

To higher its monsoon forecast, the Indian Meteorological Division (IMD) will use the multi-model ensemble method and likewise give a month-to-month outlook for the 4 months of the rainfall season, its director normal (DG) stated right this moment.

The IMD may even give a flood warning forecast to the Central Water Fee for 5 days, IMD DG Mrutunjay Mohapatra added.

It presently offers flood forecasts for 3 days.

Addressing a day-long seminar on “Annual Monsoon E-Workshop and Nationwide E-symposium on Cloud Precipitation”, Mr Mohapatra admitted that the forecast for Southwest Monsoon, 2020 was not correct.

The seminar was attended by senior scientists of the Ministry of Earth Sciences establishments and senior meteorologists of the IMD.

On the monsoon forecasts for 2021, Mr Mohapatra stated, “We might be utilizing the multi-model ensemble method for forecasting Southwest Monsoon 2021.”

This may embody different dynamical fashions, which give weightage to totally different parameters whereas issuing forecasts.

Presently, forecasts are made utilizing the Monsoon Mission Coupled Forecasting System (MMCFS) and Statistical Ensemble Forecasting System (SEFS).

“We may even attempt to give month-to-month forecasts for all of the 4 months of monsoon,” Mr Mohapatra added.


June to September are, formally, the rainfall months of the nation.

Presently, the IMD doesn’t give a forecast for June. Nonetheless, it does give forecasts for each two weeks.

June being the sowing week in lots of elements of the nation, the IMD is aiming to offer forecasts for June in addition to the opposite three months.

The IMD had made a forecast of regular rainfall final 12 months however the nation obtained above regular rainfall.

“The seasonal forecast evaluation was not that good. We may sense the pattern that it’ll be a superb 12 months however quantitatively, (however) the forecast efficiency was not correct as anticipated with respect to seasonal rainfall.

“Equally, with respect to rainfall throughout July and August, we couldn’t predict effectively. It was past the error restrict. Besides the onset for the monsoon forecast, different forecasts went mistaken for the season,” Mr Mohapatra stated.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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