The WMO World Weather Research Programme’s Polar Prediction Project aims to advance the science in numerical models, data acquisition and assimilation, ensemble forecast methods, verification, and the production of prediction products – all with a polar emphasis.
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From mountain tops to ocean depths, the summer of extremes continues. Heatwaves are baking large parts of the northern hemisphere, fuelling unprecedented wildfires and disrupting marine ecosystems. Floods have transformed desert landscapes. The high-impact weather in August follows the hottest ever month on record in July.
Environment and Climate Change Canada presented the 27th annual edition of the Top 10 Weather Stories in Canada.
This year’s top stories feature damaging storms, heat events, and floods, clearly demonstrating that Canadians across the country are experiencing unprecedented extreme weather, along with the very significant personal and economic impacts of these events. It will be months before the Insurance Bureau of Canada tallies final figures from significant weather...
WMO-backed initiatives to improve weather forecasts and early warnings and strengthen the resilience of communities on the frontline of climate change have been bolstered by important new financial commitments during the UN climate change negotiations, COP27
Two powerful tropical cyclones are bringing misery to millions in opposite parts of the world. Hurricane Ian has caused devastation in western Cuba and made landfall in the U.S. state of Florida as a strong Category 4 , with catastrophic storm surge, flooding and wind. Typhoon Noru underwent explosive intensification before it hit the Philippines and for a second time en route to Viet Nam.
A successful six-year, 10 million Canadian dollar project, funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), has strengthened the quality and availability of impact-based forecasts and services to support communities in Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and the Pacific.