The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has officially designated six Met Office observing sites across the UK as ‘Centennial Stations’. They join a global network of sites that have been recognised by the WMO for recording reliable observations for over 100 years. Through the decades, the robust observations from these sites have been a vital contribution to the climatological record for the UK: they are our ‘memory of the weather’. These stations tell a unique story of recent climate.
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Del 20 al 22 de noviembre ha tenido lugar en Lima (Perú) la primera reunión de directores de los Centros Regionales de Formación de la Organización Meteorológica Mundial para elaborar un plan estratégico de formación y capacitación para la región Iberoamericana. Tradicionalmente la Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET) ha tenido una intensa vocación por la cooperación internacional al desarrollo, incluso mucho antes de que su Estatuto recogiera ésta entre sus competencias. Precisamente, entre las líneas estratégicas de la cooperación internacional de AEMET, la capacitación y formación, ha sido de especial relevancia.
On November 30, FY-2H and FY-3D satellites have been officially delivered to China Meteorological Administration (CMA). These two satellites have crystallized the latest achievements made in China’s independent scientific innovation, which will further enhance the integrated observation and application service capabilities of China’s meteorological satellites. In the meanwhile, as the member of global earth observation operational satellite sequence, they will play an instrumental role in serving “Belt and Road” Initiative and building a community with a shared future for mankind.
Developing leadership and management skills of senior management of NMHS has been identified as a priority of WMO. In support of such training needs, the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) sponsored and conducted the inaugural Leadership and Management Programme for Senior Management of NMHS in RA II and RA V in Singapore on 10 – 14 September 2018. The Programme was organised in collaboration with the WMO Regional Office for Asia and the South West Pacific and the WMO Education and Training Office (ETO).
November 2018, was slightly warmer than normal in temperatures and above average precipitation. The month was wet with 5 rainy days, accumulating 29.2 mm of precipitation at Bahrain International Airport and 8 times more than the long-term normal for November which is 3.8 mm. Note that the highest monthly rainfall ever recorded during November was 146.8 mm which occurred on November 1940.