The above image from the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) weather super-computer shows a forecast of rain falling in the drought effected areas of North Western India tomorrow NZT.
Rain is shown in the coloured lines on the map with each line representing 1mm of rain over a 12 hour period.
At this range – over a three day period – the computer is a highly accurate forecaster of weather. Over longer periods the computer is considered less accurate. However in this instance weather maps published on Scoop last month have proved accurate in predicting the trend if not the detail.
Scoop Images: More Pictures Of Indian Rain
31 May 2000, 11:56 am
Scoop Images: Rains Forecast for NW India
27 May 2000, 8:18 pm
The following series of links traces the rainfall in India over the next two days - and the final two links are to maps showing a rain system that looks to be headed into Pakistan on June 17 and 19.
(Image shown above..)