Publish Date:
24 September 2018

WMO is ramping up its drive to mobilize political and financial support to strengthen hydrometeorological services in Africa in order to boost climate adaptation and sustainable development. This includes through access to the very latest satellite technology to improve weather forecasts and hazard warnings.

Publish Date:
21 September 2018

Tanzania has launched the second phase of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Adaption Programme in Africa project with the aim of increasing resilience of people most vulnerable to the impacts of weather and climate-related hazards.

Publish Date:
20 September 2018

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has signed a host country agreement with the Government of Nigeria for the WMO Sub-Regional Office for North Central and West Africa in Abuja. WMO is boosting its regional presence in order to improve services to Members, and strengthen relationships with development partners. WMO also has a sub-regional office in Nairobi, Kenya, for Eastern and Southern Africa. The  WMO Regional office for Africa will be moved from Geneva to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in early 2019.

Publish Date:
14 September 2018

“Keep Cool and Carry on” is the theme of this year’s International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. It celebrates the progress in protecting the ozone layer and moves to  phase out ozone depleting chemicals which are also potent greenhouse gases.

Publish Date:
12 September 2018

Two of the most dangerous tropical cyclones this year have made landfall, with devastating impacts. Hurricane Florence caused life-threatening storm surge, torrential rainfall and flooding to the southeast coast of USA. Typhoon Mangkhut in the western North Pacific, the most intense tropical cyclone this year, brought the equivalent of category 5 winds to the northern Philippines.