Thursday, April 21, 2005

It will rain...umm, maybe

The met office predicts that the rains will be normal this year. How do they know? The clouds come by only around the middle of June. Though what I'd really like to see is met observations that can't go wrong: "Met says sun will shine tomorrow" screams the Times of India.

And then, just for kicks, we could have a day-long eclipse.

1 comment:

Rahul Bhatia said...

I'll check out the book because what he says sounds logical. Though I wonder whether weathermen on tv are more circumspect with their predictions than the ones at the met office where, under anonymity, almost anything goes.

The headlines that announce "Monsoons due by June 2/6/8" are the best, because a few days later the data is corrected, almost always pushing the monsoon further away. Then follows a public debate about when it should rain, about droughts, and Mid Day will do an expose on weathermen.

When it doesn't rain, it pours.