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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un criticizes weather forecasts

North Korea supreme leader Kim Jong Un addresses weather forecasters (Rodong Sinmun)

In what was surely a tense encounter, North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un paid a visit to his nation’s hydro-meteorological service and expressed some displeasure about its weather forecasts.

Here’s how Rodong Sinmun, a state-run newspaper, described Kim’s message to his meteorologists:

He said that there are many incorrect forecasts as the meteorological observation has not been put on a modern and scientific basis… “It is necessary to fundamentally improve the work of the Hydro-meteorological Service in order to scientifically clarify meteorological and climatic conditions and provide accurate data for weather forecast and meteorological and climatic information required by various fields of national economy in good time”, he noted.

The Post’s foreign news blog, World Views, has more detail and commentary: North Korea’s Kim Jong Un gets angry at the weather guys