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Publish Date:
24 July 2017

A new era in satellite meteorology offers unprecedented opportunities to improve Earth observations and understanding, but also poses big challenges for users worldwide. A top-level World Meteorological Organization delegation outlined WMO’s strategic perspectives at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Satellite Conference 2017.

The latest generation of satellites from China, Europe, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Russian Federation and the USA and other countries is becoming operational, providing unprecedented advances in weather forecasting, disaster risk reduction and climate monitoring.   The NOAA Satellite Conference, held in New York from 17-20 July focussed on a new era for NOAA Environmental Satellites, including GOES-16 which is the most advanced weather satellite ever developed in the US.


Publish Date:
17 July 2017

The mean temperature of the month was 34.5°C. This is 2.1°C above the long-term normal. This goes on record as the sixth highest mean monthly temperature for June since 1902. This is same as June 2010 & 2016 and exceeded by June 2009 which was 35.2°C, June 1999 which was 35.1°C, June 1998 which was 34.8°C, June 2012 which was 34.7°C and June 2011 which was 34.6°C.


Publish Date:
11 July 2017

‘Observation, monitoring and research must enable better understanding of the climate regimes and potential impacts of climate change to the tropical mountains and their ecosystems’ said the Tanzania Regional Commissioner for Arusha, Hon. Mrisho Gambo, during the Global Cryosphere Watch (GWC): Tropical Cryosphere workshop organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and hosted by the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) in Arusha, Tanzania from 4 to 6 July 2017.


Publish Date:
10 July 2017

During the month of June, Bahrain had 8 days with maximum temperature which reached 40°C or more.


Publish Date:
7 July 2017

WMO has held talks and entered into a new working arrangement with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on the operation of the global Aircraft Meteorological DAta Relay (AMDAR) system.

WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas met IATA Director General Alexandre  de Juniac to discuss how IATA’s 265 airlines in over 117 countries can best contribute to AMDAR’s data gathering system. 

The Third Pacific Meteorological Council opened in the Kingdom of Tonga today bringing together over 1

The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for January to June 2015, as well as fo