Press Releases

Publish Date:
25 October 2017

Better observations needed to protect environment and save lives

Progress and challenges in improving maritime safety and services, strengthening environmental protection and expanding ocean observing systems are on the agenda of an intergovernmental commission of meteorologists and oceanographers. The meeting also aims to agree a roadmap for future priorities.

Publish Date:
23 October 2017

Geneva 23 October (WMO) - The recent spate of devastating tropical cyclones and fires has once again demonstrated the life-saving importance of weather forecasts and disaster warnings, which are critically dependent on radio frequency bands used around the clock by meteorological services.

Publish Date:
19 October 2017

The World Meterological Organization is holding a Science Summit as part of its continuing drive to ensure that the best possible science serves society in the best possible way to meet the challenges posed by fundamental changes in the environment and an ever-growing global population.

Publish Date:
11 October 2017

World Meteorological Organization initiatives to strengthen observations and predictions of weather, climate and ice conditions in response to rapid climate change in the Polar regions were showcased at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland.

WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas joined leading global experts at a plenary session on Observing and Responding to a Changing Arctic on the opening day of the assembly on 13 October.

Publish Date:
3 October 2017

The weather over large parts of the world may be influenced by weak La Niña conditions in the next few months for the second consecutive year, according to a new Update from the World Meteorological Organization.

La Niña, also known as a “cold event,”refers to the large-scale cooling of the ocean surface temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific along with changes in the tropical atmospheric circulation.