The latest version of METEOTERM, the World Meteorological Organization’s terminology database, is now available free online.
With nearly 42 500 entries, METEOTERM is the world’s largest multilingual weather and climate terminology database. English is the source language, with translations available for each term in up to six languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.
The database includes the International Meteorological Vocabulary, the International Glossary of Hydrology, and related scientific terms from WMO documents. It is continuously updated by WMO language services.
Originally developed as a reference for translators and interpreters, positive feedback from national weather services, international organizations and the general public led WMO to upgrade the database and extend its access.