Rain forecast on monsoon generates panic

  1. The recent forecast shifted from a below-normal monsoon to a deficient one, implying drought.
  2. This drought forecast is first forecast before onset of the monsoon, by Indian Meteorological Department, which began forecast only in 1988.
  3. IMD got only 3 of the last 8 monsoon forecasts correct.
  4. Skymet, a private forecaster has forecasted a normal monsoon for 2015, which is getting its figures right since 2012.