The ECRUU Podcast: Skymet's founder on cracking the Indian monsoon
This week, we interviewed Jatin Singh, Skymet's founder.
Jatin Singh is the founder and head of Skymet, India’s biggest private weather forecasting agency. Skymet plays a key role in monsoon forecasting, which in turn is key to predicting India’s cane crop, one of the biggest swing factors in the global sugar market. Skymet has also played a role in changing India’s approach to weather forecasting.
In this episode, Jatin shares with us how he got into weather forecasting, what it takes to run a weather agency, and the (political!) implications of forecasting India’s monsoon. You can listen to the podcast here.
In this podcast you’ll find out:
-Skymet’s take on this season’s monsoon and upcoming forecast updates
-The limits of the current forecasts and what to look out for
-The difference between Skymet and the Indian Met Department (IMD) forecasts
-Why monsoon forecasting is political
-Why it’s so much harder to forecast rainfall in tropical regions
-How a weather agency make money