Financing for a regional project to scale up hydro-meteorological and Early Warning Services in six countries in East Africa and around Lake Victoria has been approved by the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative. The project is closely aligned with the UN Early Warnings for All initiative.
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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
It was one of the three warmest Julys on record, with prolonged and intense heatwaves affecting parts of Europe. Antarctic sea ice was the lowest for July on record, according to Europe’s Copernicus Climate Change Service.
This Tuesday, a record 40.3°C was recorded in UK, with widespread extreme heat, wildfires and stress on health system reported across the European continent.
For the first time, temperatures of 40°C have been forecast in the UK and the Met Office has issued the first ever Red warning for exceptional heat. In Portugal and Spain temperatures have reached highs up to around 46 degrees Celsius.