India Launches Research Forecast Rain

Understanding the rainfall is the main priority of government during the next five years,” said Shailesh Nayak, senior Ministry of Science.

INDIA launched a research project worth U.S. $ 75million (Rp703billion) by using computer models to predict more accurately the rain.
India washed down about 80% of annual rainfall during June to September. Lack of rainfall can cause drought and will be fatal to about 235 million Indian farmers.
Correspondents say this year’s rain can be said to be less.
“Understanding the rainfall is the main priority of government during the next five years,” said Shailesh Nayak, senior Ministry of Science.

He said “the mission of rain forecast” will be centered to understand more about the rainfall by using computer models used by Britain and the United States and to collect new data.
Estimates of rain is a complicated and ever done several times in India.

Difficulty of forecasting rain
Last year, India estimates that rainfall will be below average but it is happening is exceeded forecasts.
India Meteorological Agency (IMD) forecasts they admitted later that “not appropriate”.
In the history of 137 years, IMD was never able to predict exactly when a drought or flood.
Experts say scientists worldwide are also difficulties in estimating the country’s weather patterns.

The scientists said the IMD has worked hard to make forecasts of rainfall each year.
Rainfall observers Prof J Srinivasan of the Indian Institute of Science said that seasonal droughts and flooding forecasts are relatively accurate for the sub-Saharan Africa but there is no body in the world that can be estimated for the region of India.