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Publish Date: 2 December 2016
The Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory ( CVO ), a WMO-GAW global station since 2009, celebrates its 10 th anniversary in November. The CVO (16° 52' N, 24° 52' W) is run as a partnership between the Cape Verde meteorological institute INMG (Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia e Geofísica), the University of York/National Centre for Atmospheric Science, UK (NCAS), the Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie, Jena, Germany ( MPIB Jena ), and the Leibniz-Institut für Troposphärenforschung, Leipzig, Germany (IfT). The full name of the station is Observatório Atmosférico de Cabo Verde: Humberto Duarte...
Publish Date: 27 October 2016
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has announced plans to launch its cutting-edge Himawari-9 meteorological satellite on 1 November 2016. Related preparations are proceeding well, and the satellite is expected to be launched according to schedule. Read more >>
Publish Date: 18 October 2016
The World Bank (WB) Global Facility for Disaster Reduction & Recovery (GFDRR) has published a comprehensive report entitled “Modernization of Meteorological Services in Japan and Lessons for Developing Countries” with special focus on the services of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). As one of the best practices for NMHSs, the report is helpful source of information to modernize meteorological services in developing countries and to enhance services in developed countries. This report was collated by the Japan Meteorological Business Support Center (JMBSC) * under the supervision of...
Publish Date: 7 June 2016
May 2016 goes on record as the fourth hottest May ever experienced in Bahrain since 1902. The mean temperature of the month was 32.0°C. This is 2.2°C above the long-term normal.The mean maximum temperature of the month was 36.6°C. The highest temperature recorded in the month was 41.7°C set on the 12 th May at Bahrain International Airport. Read more >>
Publish Date: 14 October 2016
September 2016 goes on record as the third hottest September ever experienced in Bahrain since 1902. The mean temperature of the month was 33.9°C. This is 1.5°C above the long-term normal. This goes on record as the third highest mean monthly temperature for September. This is same as September 2014. Read more >>
Publish Date: 12 October 2016
A high-level delegation from the United Arab Emirates Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science (UAEREP) participated in a two-week European research cooperation visit to promote the country’s path-breaking initiative and exchange innovative ideas on rain enhancement towards encouraging deeper collaboration in this promising field of atmospheric research. Led by His Excellency Dr Abdullah Al Mandoos, Director of the UAE National Center of Meteorology & Seismology (NCMS), the delegation comprised Omar Al Yazeedi, Director of Research, Development and Training, Mohamed Al Mheiri, Head...
Publish Date: 28 April 2016
LISTEN UP! BEGINNING ON MAY 11, NOAA’S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECASTS WILL STOP YELLING AT YOU. New forecast software is allowing the agency to break out of the days when weather reports were sent by “the wire” over teleprinters, which were basically typewriters hooked up to telephone lines. Teleprinters only allowed the use of upper case letters, and while the hardware and software used for weather forecasting has advanced over the last century, this holdover was carried into modern times since some customers still used the old equipment. Better late than never, but the slow change was...
Publish Date: 6 October 2016
Offenbach, 29 September 2016 – The continuing influence of high pressure largely kept the low pressure areas away from central Europe and brought predominantly dry, extremely warm and sunny weather to Germany. It was only at the start of the second half of the month that there were brief periods of cool weather with heavy rainfall in some areas of central and southern Germany. However, we mainly experienced very warm or even hot air. The population therefore experienced one of the warmest September months since records began. New records for the month were reported in many places. This is...
Publish Date: 21 September 2016
Jakarta/ BMKG launched its new mobile IOS and Android application for weather, air quality and earthquake information, making it easier and quicker for the public to access the information. Director General for the Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr. Andi Eka Sakya, launched this application during the closing ceremony of the commemoration of the 69 th National Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Anniversary and the 71 st Indonesian Independence Days, 25 August 2016, at BMKG headquarter. In 2012, BMKG has already launched the first version...
Publish Date: 21 September 2016
This year, as part of commemoration for the 71 st year of Indonesian Independence Day, the Indonesian President presented nine awards (Medal of Honor) to individuals for their various outstanding contributions to the country. One of the medals is awarded to Director General of the Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics of the Republic of Indonesia (BMKG), Dr. Andi Eka Sakya, M.Eng. Dr. Sakya bestowed with the “Bintang Jasa Utama” , one of the Indonesian highest award, for his contribution in initiating national “Open Data Policy” in Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics by His...