Now the parliamentary committee has also expressed concern on the forecasts of the Meteorological Department, which are proving wrong one after the other regarding the onset of monsoon. The Rajya Sabha Standing Committee on Science, Technology, Environment, Forest and Climate Change, headed by MP Jairam Ramesh, had a meeting two days ago. In this, M Rajeevan, Secretary, Union Ministry of Geology, Dr. M. Mohapatra, Director General, India Meteorological Department (IMD) and Mahesh Palawat, Vice President, Skymet Weather, and many other experts were also present. During the meeting, all the agencies were asked to give separate presentations on the current and future state-wise monsoon conditions.
It was told by IMD that the forecast of monsoon is east and depends on the westerly winds model, but this time for the forecast of four weeks, both these models could not get the correct forecast. The forecast about the onset of monsoon in Kerala proved to be wrong. After this the correct guess could not be made. However, the IMD as well as Skymet Weather and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) also expressed agreement on the possibility that the monsoon rains will remain normal despite the delay. The rains in August and September will also make up for the shortfall of June-July. Apart from this, the farewell of monsoon will also be late this time.