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The author is thankful to Dr. A. Hollingsworth for his help in getting the ECMWF forecasts, and to Dr. U. S. De, the Additional Director General of Meteorology (Research), for his help and advice regarding the use of the observed precipitation. Thanks are given to Keith Fielding and Matthew Manoussakis for their help with the ECMWF model forecasts.
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