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Publish Date: 26 May 2015
To promote public awareness on typhoon-related hazards, the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) is leading a DRR project under ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee, to produce a short video on the impact of typhoons, including high winds and waves, heavy rain and storm surge. The objective is to make the information more understandable to the public and make them react through visual impacts of short video. The initiative is raised by WGDRR and comments have been sought from the group members as well as TCS. The video is available here
Publish Date: 13 May 2015
In 2015, five new names have been added to the name list for tropical cyclones in the western North Pacific and the South China Sea. They are "Barijat", "Mun", "Lan", "Bailu" and "Jongdari", replacing the old names "Utor", "Fitow", "Vicente", "Haiyan" and "Sonamu" respectively. The new names were endorsed by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)/World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Typhoon Committee at its 47th session in Bangkok in February 2015. Read more
Publish Date: 21 May 2015
The Prime Ministers’ Office in collaboration with Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) organized an executives’ workshop for the Chief Executive Officers of institutions owning meteorological stations in Tanzania. The workshop was held at Kibo Palace Hotel in Arusha region on 30 th April 2015. While officially opening the workshop, Dr. Florence Turuka, the permanent secretary of the Prime Ministers’ Office and Chairperson of the Steering Committee of the Implementation of GFCS in Tanzania has called for collaboration among institutions owning weather stations within the country in order to...
Publish Date: 14 May 2015
La Temperatura Superficial del Mar (TSM) en el Pacífico ecuatorial central ha disminuido en el sector El Niño 4 y ha permanecido constante en la región El Niño 3.4, respecto a la última semana de abril (Fig.1a), mientras que en las regiones ubicadas en el Pacífico Este, la TSM aumentó (El Niño 3: 28.4°C y El Niño 1+2: 26.9°C). Si bien en el Pacífico Central se observó con escasa variación (descenso región El Niño 4 y estable región El Niño 3.4), las anomalías de la TSM se registran cálidas en gran parte del Pacífico, aunque las anomalías están concentradas en la costa Sudamérica, y aun no se...
Publish Date: 12 May 2015
The Bureau of Meteorology’s latest update on the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) today confirms El Niño thresholds have been reached in the tropical Pacific for the first time since March 2010. Assistant Director for Climate Information Services, Mr Neil Plummer, said El Niño is often associated with below average rainfall across eastern Australia in the second half of the year, and warmer than average daytime temperatures over the southern half of the country. “The onset of El Niño in Australia in 2015 is a little earlier than usual. Typically El Niño events commence between June and...
Publish Date: 1 May 2015
The World Meteorological Congress meets once every four years to determine policies and priorities for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It approves long-term plans and the budget, elects the President and Vice-Presidents of WMO and members of the Executive Council, and appoints the Secretary-General. The Congress session takes place from Monday 25 May to Friday 12 June at the Geneva International Conference Centre. Plenary sessions are open to accredited media. Full agenda details and conference documents are available here .
Publish Date: 5 May 2015
A new publication, Twenty Questions and Answers About the Ozone Layer , presents complex science in a straightforward manner. It complements the 2014 Scientific Assessment Report of Ozone Depletion by WMO and the U.N. Environment Programme. Global ozone depletion is no longer increasing, and initial signs of recovery of the ozone layer have been identified. This is thanks to the 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
Publish Date: 25 May 2015
The World Meteorological Congress has opened its quadrennial session which will decide on the Strategic Plan, budget and office holders to underpin the work of the World Meteorological Organization for the next four years. “We rely on you, the world’s meteorologists to provide us with the scientific knowledge that leaders in government, business and and society at large need to make informed choices,” said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a welcoming video message.
Publish Date: 29 May 2015
The World Meteorological Congress has welcomed progress and the growing number of partners in a WMO-spearheaded initiative to improve the provision and use of climate services in priority areas of agriculture and food security, water management, health and disaster risk reduction. The World Meteorological Congress on 27 May reviewed achievements – and stumbling blocks - in the implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services, which seeks to help countries and communities prepare for, and cope with, climate variability and climate change.
Publish Date: 29 May 2015
Ensuring weather warnings make sense to the general public will be a key way to help implement a global pact on disaster risk reduction, participants at the World Meteorological Organization’s top forum heard today. Mr. Michel Jarraud, director-general of the UN agency, told the WMO congress that clarity in early warning was essential as the world moves to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year international accord adopted at a conference in Japan in March.