News from Members

Publish Date:
13 February 2017

February 8, 2017

During January, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 33.6°F, 3.5°F above the 20th century average. This ranked as the 18th warmest January in the 123-year period of record. The January precipitation total was 3.18 inches, 0.87 inch above the 20th century average. This was the ninth wettest January on record and wettest since 1998.

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January 2017

Publish Date:
13 February 2017

January 22, the research vessel Akademik Treshnikov left the Australian port of Hobart. The second phase of the International Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE), held in the framework of the 62th season of the Russian Antarctic expedition (RAE), started. The international team of scientists conducting research for 22 scientific projects are working onboard the Akademik Treshnikov. Seven of them are landing on the Islands along the route of the expedition...

Publish Date:
6 February 2017

The hydrometeorological services of the States - participants of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) had common desire to prevent the rupture of the unified hydrometeorological space and they provided the signing of the Intergovernmental Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Hydrometeorology in Moscow on 8th of February 1992. It was one of the first intergovernmental documents of the CIS sectoral cooperation. Based on the Agreement the Interstate Council on Hydrometeorology (ICH) was established.

Publish Date:
1 February 2017

The Finnish Meteorological Institute FMI provides a larger amount of more accurate information in its warnings by introducing 5-day warning maps. The longer warning period makes better preparation for dangerous weather situations possible and increases the safety of citizens. Flood warnings from the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE have been added to the service as a new warning type.

Publish Date:
1 February 2017

The year 2016 was warmer than normal. The annual mean temperature was 27.77°C and was 1.43°C above the long-term annual mean of 26.34°C for Bahrain. This annual mean temperature goes on record as the fourth highest annual mean temperature for Bahrain since 1902 and exceeded by annual mean temperature for the year 2010 which was 28.21°C, annual mean temperature for the year 2015 which was 28.02°C and annual mean temperature for the year 1999 which was 27.85°C. All months had mean monthly temperature above the long-term normal. Highest temperature of the year was 45.6°C recorded on 15th July in Bahrain International Airport. Lowest temperature was 10.1°C in Bahrain International Airport on the 29th January.