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Publish Date:
13 January 2017

Severe winter weather struck southeastern Europe, with extreme cold and snow in Italy, the Balkans and Turkey. This caused many accidents on roads, school closures, cancelled flights and hardship for the homeless and refugees. The Danube river and Bosporus sea strait were even closed for shipping.


The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), which is part of the WMO Regional Climate Centre Network for Europe (WMO Regional Association VI), conducted a rapid analysis into the cold snap 7 – 11 January. It was supported by World Weather Attribution. 

Publish Date:
11 January 2017

Demand for climate information to inform decision- and policymaking is growing as the private and public sectors recognize its relevance and value in mitigating and adapting to climate change.


Users are seeking tailored and actionable climate information on a wide range of timescales, from past, current and future climate. Their needs are broad, including long-term decisions and planning, early warning of potential hazards and managing risks arising from climate variability and change. 

Publish Date:
9 January 2017

According to the World Meteorological Organization’s preliminary assessment, 2016 is very likely to be the world’s warmest year on record. Over the Arctic, with unusually high air and sea surface temperatures, the sea ice extent based on satellite observations was well below average throughout the year with seven months (up to November 2016) hitting a record low.

The weather in Hong Kong was also warmer than usual in 2016 with an annual mean temperature of 23.6 degrees, 0.3 degree above the 1981-2010 normal[1] (or 0.6 degree above the 1961-1990 normal) and among the seventh warmest since records began in 1884. In particular, the mean temperatures for summer (June to August) and autumn (September to November) ranked the third highest and fifth highest respectively on record.

Publish Date:
5 January 2017

Este año el IDEAM entregó al país productos con información vital para la toma de decisiones, uno de los méritos del Instituto, fue generar la información por departamentos, incluso con aproximación municipal, con el propósito de tener datos cada vez más confiables y de calidad.


En el transcurso del año el Instituto entregó más de 10 productos a los colombianos, entre ellos se destacan, el avance en la implementación del Inventario Forestal Nacional, la entrega de la Tasa de Deforestación 2015 y el reporte de Alertas Tempranas por Deforestación, ahora trimestral, se reveló el impacto del Fenómeno El Niño en los Glaciares de Colombia y el país conoció por primera vez a escala departamental, el Inventario Nacional de Gases de Efecto Invernadero, así como el primer estudio de Cienciometría de Cambio Climático, la primera Encuesta de Percepción realizada en el país sobre el tema y el documento sobre Políticas Públicas y Cambio Climático en Colombia.

Publish Date:
5 January 2017
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CMATC /WMO RTC Beijing Held International Training Program on Climate Change for South-South Cooperation 2016

Recently, China Meteorological Administration Training Centre (hereinafter referred as CMATC)/WMO RTC Beijing held two sessions of International Training Courses on Climate Change successfully, for meteorologists and climatologists(10-21 Oct.) and officials (14-25 Nov.) respectively.


 The two training courses are part of 2016 Climate Change Thematic Training under China’s South-South Cooperation Program, which was corresponding to the action of “ten-hundred-thousand” Projects Addressing Climate Change under South-South Cooperation Program called on by China’s President XI Jinping at Paris Climate Change Conference.


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

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