Press Releases

Publish Date:
18 May 2018

First ever Pan-Arctic Regional Climate Outlook Forum provides predictions for summer season

A new Pan-Arctic Climate Outlook Forum has met for the first time to provide predictions for the forthcoming summer season as part of an international drive to improve weather, climate and sea ice forecasts in a region undergoing rapid environmental change. 

Publish Date:
9 May 2018

The state of the planet’s water resources is recognized as one of the greatest global challenges faced by our rapidly transforming world. A three-day conference on  hydrological services therefore sought to address the urgent need to improve forecasting, management and use of water supplies and to tackle the problem of too much, too little or too polluted water.

Publish Date:
7 May 2018

Water stress, pollution and hazards like floods demand better measurement and management

Geneva, 7 May 2018  - A global conference on hydrological services will address the urgent need to improve forecasting, management and utilization of water resources in an era of growing water stress, pollution and hazards like floods.

Publish Date:
13 April 2018

Geneva, 13 April 2018 - For the first time in its nearly 90-year history, WMO’s Commission for Climatology has a female president and vice president, with the election of Manola Brunet of Spain (right) and Barbara Tapia of Chile (left).


Publish Date:
28 March 2018

Sea surface temperatures in the east-central tropical Pacific Ocean remain at weak La Niña levels, while most atmospheric indicators are now consistent with an imminent decay of the La Niña event. Most climate models indicate that a transition from La Niña to ENSO-neutral conditions is likely early in the second quarter of 2018, while a continuation of La Niña conditions through the second quarter is less likely.