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Publish Date:
9 January 2017

According to the World Meteorological Organization’s preliminary assessment, 2016 is very likely to be the world’s warmest year on record. Over the Arctic, with unusually high air and sea surface temperatures, the sea ice extent based on satellite observations was well below average throughout the year with seven months (up to November 2016) hitting a record low.

The weather in Hong Kong was also warmer than usual in 2016 with an annual mean temperature of 23.6 degrees, 0.3 degree above the 1981-2010 normal[1] (or 0.6 degree above the 1961-1990 normal) and among the seventh warmest since records began in 1884. In particular, the mean temperatures for summer (June to August) and autumn (September to November) ranked the third highest and fifth highest respectively on record.

Publish Date:
5 January 2017

Este año el IDEAM entregó al país productos con información vital para la toma de decisiones, uno de los méritos del Instituto, fue generar la información por departamentos, incluso con aproximación municipal, con el propósito de tener datos cada vez más confiables y de calidad.

Productos

En el transcurso del año el Instituto entregó más de 10 productos a los colombianos, entre ellos se destacan, el avance en la implementación del Inventario Forestal Nacional, la entrega de la Tasa de Deforestación 2015 y el reporte de Alertas Tempranas por Deforestación, ahora trimestral, se reveló el impacto del Fenómeno El Niño en los Glaciares de Colombia y el país conoció por primera vez a escala departamental, el Inventario Nacional de Gases de Efecto Invernadero, así como el primer estudio de Cienciometría de Cambio Climático, la primera Encuesta de Percepción realizada en el país sobre el tema y el documento sobre Políticas Públicas y Cambio Climático en Colombia.

Publish Date:
5 January 2017
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CMATC /WMO RTC Beijing Held International Training Program on Climate Change for South-South Cooperation 2016

Recently, China Meteorological Administration Training Centre (hereinafter referred as CMATC)/WMO RTC Beijing held two sessions of International Training Courses on Climate Change successfully, for meteorologists and climatologists(10-21 Oct.) and officials (14-25 Nov.) respectively.

 

 The two training courses are part of 2016 Climate Change Thematic Training under China’s South-South Cooperation Program, which was corresponding to the action of “ten-hundred-thousand” Projects Addressing Climate Change under South-South Cooperation Program called on by China’s President XI Jinping at Paris Climate Change Conference.

 
Publish Date:
4 January 2017

Estimates of changes to the Finnish climate over the last century have been updated to correspond with the results of the latest generation of climate change models.

According to the 28 models examined, Finland's average annual temperature will rise nearly twice as fast as the average temperature for the whole globe. Compared to the results from the previous generation of models, the largest difference is that the new models predict a somewhat stronger rise in summer temperatures. Forecasts for changes in precipitation levels, however, have remained around the same.

Publish Date:
4 January 2017

For three weeks, SMHI in Norrköping (Sweden) has hosted close to 30 officials from East Africa. They are taking part in an education programme on climate change and on how societies can adapt to an altered climate and prevent crises.

SMHI will be conducting a total of nine climate education programmes over a five-year period. Around 250 decision-makers from nine African countries will participate, all in all.