News from Members
The very hot and exceptionally long summer of 2018 only came to an end in the last third of September after severe autumn storms. However, before this, a further series of high-pressure areas in the first two thirds of the month brought very high temperatures, plenty of sunshine and a continuation of the extreme drought. This is what the initial analysis by the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) of data from its around 2,000 weather stations shows.
The Youth Olympic Games will take place between October 6 and 18 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the National Meteorological Service will provide meteorological support to the Olympic Committee. Hourly forecasts of all the variables for each sport discipline, extension of resolution of radars and meteorological models, 24 x7 assesment and special training are some of the services that the NMS will provide to the organization of the event. An unprecedented experience in the region.
On September 25, participants from Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) countries, World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) gathered in China Meteorological Administration (CMA), Beijing to discuss in terms of FY-2 satellite data reception, product application, and technical exchanges needs.
On 18th September 2018, Tanzania launched the Global Framework for Climate Services Adaption Programme in Africa (GFCS APA)- Phase II in Dar es Salaam. The Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and other partners successfully implemented GFCS Phase I, from 2014 to March 2017. GFCS APA programme is being funded by the Government of Norway.