March 2017, was slightly warmer than normal in temperatures and above average precipitation.The mean temperature of the month was 21.3°C. This is 0.3°C above the long-term normal for March which is 21.0°C.The mean maximum temperature of the month was 24.6°C. The highest temperature recorded in the month was 32.2°C set on the 13th March at Bahrain International Airport.
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Offenbach, 30 March 2017 – The weather patterns during March frequently alternated between high pressure and low pressure influence. Spring-like and even summery temperatures often prevailed – not least because of the longer daylight hours. This produced the warmest March since regular measurements were started in 1881. As Prof. Gerhard Adrian, President of the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), confirms: “The figures for this month are therefore in line with our expected trend of climate change in Germany.” Total precipitation was average, but the number of sunshine hours was higher than average. This is what the initial analysis by the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) of data from its around 2000 weather stations shows.
Jakarta, Indonesia/ Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Luhut B. Pandjaitan officially launched BMKG Ocean Forecasting System (BMKG-OFS) at 31st March, 2017 in BMKG Headquarter, Kemayoran, Jakarta.
“OFS is an innovation in Indonesia maritime forecasting that can provide ocean condition up to 7 days. Indonesian should be proud about this amazing and world class technology” said Mr. Luhut during press conference after the launched of BMKG-OFS in BMKG headquarters.
The 2017 hurricane season is fast approaching, and NOAA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve will host a series of events, including tours aboard a hurricane hunter aircraft to help communities in Mexico and the Caribbean prepare for the season and weather the coming storms.
NOAA hurricane specialists, including National Hurricane Center director Rick Knabb, Ph.D., will provide information to residents of vulnerable communities about hurricane preparedness and resilience. Tours of the Air Force Reserve Command’s WC-130J “Hurricane Hunter” will offer an opportunity to learn how scientists collect hurricane information.
The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) has newly established the Meteorological Human Resources Development Institute (MHRDI) on January 1, 2017 to enhance competencies of employees and effectively fulfill the role as the RTC Korea. With the launch of the institute, Ms. Kum-Lan Kim, Director General of the MHRDI held the International Workshop on Meteorological Human Resources Development in Seoul from March 28 to 30, 2017. Education and training experts were invited to the workshop to explore and discuss current and future directions to develop and train professionals in the fields of meteorology, climate, and disaster prevention and effectively manage the organization from different perspectives.