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Predicting Rainfall using Machine Learning Techniques
  • Nikhil Oswal
Nikhil Oswal
University of Ottawa

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Abstract

Rainfall prediction is one of the challenging and uncertain tasks which has a signicant impact on human society. Timely and accurate predictions can help to proactively reduce human and nancial loss. This study presents a set of experiments which involve the use of prevalent machine learning techniques to build models to predict whether it is going to rain tomorrow or not based on weather data for that particular day in major cities of Australia. This comparative study is conducted concentrating on three aspects: modeling inputs, modeling methods, and pre-processing techniques. The results provide a comparison of various evaluation metrics of these machine learning techniques and their reliability to predict the rainfall by analyzing the weather data.