No chance of Acid rain, rumours false – Met. Dept.

No chance of Acid rain, rumours false – Met. Dept.

April 20, 2010   01:16 pm


Sri Lankan Meteorological Department today refuted the rumours about ‘acid rain’ in the coming weeks. The Met. Dept told Ada Derana that rumours about chances of ‘acid rain’ during April 20- 28, through SMS, emails and other blogs were all false.



The false message says, “Be careful: There is a possibility of acid rain from 20th to 28th of this month. The dark circle appeared around the moon on 17th of last month and this was an indication of an acid rain. Apparently, this happens once in 750 years. It rains normally but it may cause skin cancer if you expose yourself to it. This is coming from NASA, warn your family and friends.”



According to reports, similar messages were delivered to people in different parts of the world including Nigeria,Pakistan and Africa causing panic and fear among them.



Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Director General Dr Qamaruz Zaman Chaudhry on April 16 refuted the rumours about ‘acid rain’ saying, “the acid rain alerts being attributed to NASA are false.”

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