Press Releases

Publish Date:
26 October 2018

Air quality regulations and anti-pollution measures in Europe and North America have had very positive impacts on air quality. Since the year 2000, both average and peak surface ozone concentrations  have levelled off and even started to fall at some locations after increasing throughout the twentieth century, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization.

Publish Date:
8 October 2018

A landmark report on climate change is a wake-up call about both the huge challenges and the benefits of limiting global warming to 1.5° Celsius in view of the escalating threats from rising temperatures the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said today.

Publish Date:
3 October 2018

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has received the 2018 LUI Che Woo Prize award for Welfare Betterment for its role in improving weather forecasts and disaster warnings and protecting public safety.

Publish Date:
1 October 2018

INCHEON, Republic of Korea, 1 October 18 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) opened a meeting on Monday to consider its special report Global Warming of 1.5 ºC, including the impacts and associated risks of such a temperature increase. WMO and the UN Environment Programme, as co-sponsors of the IPCC, issued a brief to provide context and explanation of key concepts about the landmark report.

Publish Date:
10 September 2018

 There is a 70% chance of an El Niño developing by the end of this year, according to the latest update from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Its intensity is currently uncertain, but a strong event appears unlikely.