Kim Jong-un angry over 'inaccurate' weather forecasts

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un gives field guidance to the Hydro-meteorological Service in this...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un gives field guidance to the Hydro-meteorological Service in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on June 10, 2014. (REUTERS/KCNA)

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, Last Updated: 12:13 PM ET

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has at least one thing in common with Canadians: He gets annoyed when the weather forecast turns out to be wrong.

During an inspection at the offices of the Hydro-Meteorological Service, he criticized the "many incorrect forecasts" coming from the country's official weather service and questioned the science used, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Tuesday.

In his "field guidance" to the agency, Kim also said the service needs to update its equipment and technology.

Kim said accurate weather forecasts are necessary to protect people and property from "disasters caused by the abnormal climatic phenomenon."

It was a rare public criticism of a government department by the hubristic leader who portrays his country as an advanced and efficient society.

But he delivered his advice with "deep, loving care," KCNA said.


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