Publish Date:
26 June 2017

For the first time in history, Senegal held a National Climate Outlook Forum, convening representatives from many different to discuss the 2017 seasonal precipitation forecast for Senegal.

The seasonal forecast for July-August-September provides normal to wet (above normal) rainfall  over most of the country.  The probability is 40%. The start of the rainy season will be early to normal over much of the country with a high risk of dry spells early in the season. Downscaled forecasts at sub regional were also provided for a better sectoral planning.

Publish Date:
20 June 2017

Parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and southwestern USA have seen extremely high May and June temperatures, with a number of records broken. The heatwaves in Europe, which started unusually early, is now forecast to move eastwards to the eastern Mediterranean.  They come as the Earth experiences another exceptionally warm year.


Average global surface temperatures over land and sea were the second highest on record for the first five months of 2017, according to analyses by NOAA, NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting Copernicus Climate Change Service.


Publish Date:
19 June 2017

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Meteorological Organization have signed a memorandum of understanding to deepen cooperation to respond to climate variability and climate change, which, according to the agreement, "represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies, natural ecosystems and food security."

Through their strengthened partnership, the two organizations will work on strengthening agro-meteorological services and making them more accessible to farmers and fishers; improve global and region-specific monitoring for early warning and response to high-impact events like droughts.

Publish Date:
15 June 2017

The first milestone has been reached in developing a multi-hazard early warning advisory system for South-East Europe to improve forecasts and warnings about hazards such as floods, severe storms, droughts and heat-waves, which have caused serious damages in the region in recent years.

Representatives of the World Meteorological Organization, development partner USAID, numerous meteorological and hydrological services of South-East Europe and stakeholder organizations gathered in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 14 to 15 June to discuss the establishment of a South-East European Multi-Hazard Early Warning Advisory System. 

Publish Date:
13 June 2017

The World Meteorological Organization’s Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project (SWFDP) has been extended to the Eastern Caribbean. An expert group meeting took place at the National Hurricane Centre in Miami, USA, from 23 to 26 May 2017 to develop the implementation plan for the sub-project.