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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. 

Publish Date:
7 July 2017

June 2017 extended the spell of “exceptional global warmth” that has now lasted since mid-2015, according to the latest analysis from the Europe Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting Copernicus Climate Change Service. Average surface air temperatures were the second hottest on record, after June 2016.

 

In addition to high temperatures, extreme weather affected many different parts of the world in June and early July. This summary is compiled by the WMO Secretariat based on reports from national meteorological and hydrological services. It updates a previous report issued on 20 June.

 

Publish Date:
3 July 2017

The World Meteorological Organization is supporting an international conference to bolster international collaboration to combat the growing problem of sand and dust storms.

The conference in Tehran from 3 - 5 July is hosted by the Department of Environment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, with the cooperation of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, UN Environment, the UN Development Programme, WMO and other UN entities.

 

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.