News from Members

Publish Date:
14 February 2018

3.8 degrees Celsius on average – sixth warmest January in Germany since 1881
Offenbach, 30 January 2018 – January 2018 was much too warm with copious amounts of rain. It was less sunny than usual. As in November and December 2017, low pressure sys-tems dominated the weather in January. Some of them again developed into massive storm cyclones, which brought an unusually long period of mild weather to western and southern Germany and extreme precipitation to the south-west. Only the north-east was influenced by high pressure systems at times with colder and drier air. This is what the ini-tial analysis by the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) of data from its around 2,000 weather stations shows.

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Publish Date:
8 February 2018

The INFORM Global Risk Index for 2018 attributed one of Asia’s highest rankings to the Philippines. The Index is a way to understand and measure the risk of humanitarian crises and disasters, and how the conditions that lead to them affect sustainable development. The ranking of 5.2 is due, in part, to the Philippines significant exposure to severe weather events such as tropical cyclones and flooding, seismic events such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunami; and the complex geography of an archipelago of 7,107 islands of which 2000 are inhabited by an estimated 106 million people.

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Publish Date:
6 February 2018

The WMO and the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) organize the WMO/ASEAN Training Workshop on Weather Radar Data Quality and Standardization in Bangkok, Thailand, from 5 to 13 February 2018. The event is hosted by the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) and supported by JMA. Radar experts from 10 National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) in Southeast Asia (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam) participates in the workshop. Experts dispatched from JMA, the Chair and Vice-chair of the WMO Inter-Programme Expert Team on Operational Weather Radars (IPET-OWR), representatives from weather radar manufacturers in Japan/Germany and other technical staff will also give presentations.

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Publish Date:
19 January 2018

La Estación Quinta Normal, ubicada en dependencias de la Dirección Meteorológica de CHILE (DMC) en Santiago fue reconocida por la Organización Meteorología Mundial (OMM), como una Estación de Observación Centenaria, por su ininterrumpido aporte en la observación meteorológica, registro histórico y porque siempre ha conservado su emplazamiento original.

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Publish Date:
19 January 2018

JMA has launched its new international HimawariRequest service, which allows National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) to request Target Area observation conducted by Himawari-8/9 every 2.5 minutes.

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