North Korea’s weather forecasters had a rough day at the office.
The country’s hydrometeorological service received a public telling off by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to state newspaper Rodong Sinmun.
Kim criticized the weather service’s methods, saying it produced “incorrect” forecasts, needed to “fundamentally” improve equipment and lacked “modern and scientific” approaches to its work.
During his tour of the facilities, he said the agency was “very important” but needed to “rapidly and kindly provide information about weather’s influence.”
While so-called “field guidance” tours are common for North Korean leaders, government officials are rarely scolded in public.
The BBC reports that Kim’s last reproach came in May 2012, following a visit to a theme park in Pyongyang.
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