IMD’s Image Makeover
There was a time when weather forecasts of the IMD were the butt of jokes. The most common being that one could leave the house nonchalantly without an umbrella when the IMD had forecast rain on that day. And now look at the respect their forecasts command. On April 12 at 4.30pm they forecast above-normal monsoon and the Sensex shot up by almost 500 points the next day. Obviously, the IMD has kept up with modern techniques of weather forecasting. Kudos to them!