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Publish Date: 21 March 2020
From April 1, following the conclusion of reform, China’s surface meteorological observation will be fully automated. Previously, the surface meteorological observation automation reform has gone through two phases: pilot operation and national trial operation. The final evaluation shows that the trial operation has achieved expected results. Among them, the frequency of automated observations increased by about 4 to 8 times compared to manual observations. The time for transmitting observation data was optimized from minutes to seconds level. The data is transmitted directly to the...
Publish Date: 7 May 2020
April 2020, was warmer than normal in temperatures with above-average precipitation. The mean temperature of the month was 27.0°C which is 2.0°C above the long-term normal and this goes on record as the fifth-highest mean temperatures for April since 1902. This is same as April 1999 and exceeded by April 2017 with a record of 27.6°C, April 2000 & 2014 with a record of 27.4°C, April 2001 with a record of 27.2°C and April 2010 with a record of 27.1°C. Read more >>
Publish Date: 7 May 2020
La precipitación en el mes de abril estuvo entre los 21.6 mm en la ciudad de Rivera y los 234.0 mm en la ciudad de Juan J. Castro (Flores). Los mayores acumulados se registraron principalmente sobre el litoral oeste y centro del país, básicamente sobre los departamentos de Paysandú, Río Negro y Flores. Mientras que en la región este, noreste y algunos puntos al sur del país los acumulados fueron deficitarios, principalmente sobre los departamentos de Artigas, Rivera, Cerro Largo, Treinta y Tres y Canelones. Los eventos de precipitación más importantes ocurrieron a comienzos y finales del mes...
Publish Date: 15 April 2020
Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA) has released the statement on the status of Tanzania climate for 2019, the official launch of the statement took place during the Tanzania Meteorological Governing Board meeting held at TMA headquarters. Addressing the audience, Dr. Agnes Kijazi, TMA Director General and third Vice President of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) mentioned that year 2019 recorded higher amount of rainfall since 1970, this is according to the records of weather and climate analysis conducted. Read more >>
Publish Date: 14 April 2020
March 2020 was warmer than normal in temperatures with below average relative humidities and wind speed. The mean temperature of the month was 22.1°C which is 1.1°C above the long-term normal for March. The mean maximum temperature of the month was 26.2°C which is 1.5°C above the long-term normal. The highest temperature recorded during the month was 31.2°C which occurred on the 15 th March at Bahrain International Airport but recorded 32.1°C on the 18 th March at Bahrain International Circuit and on the 29 th March at Durrat Al Bahrain. Read more >>
Publish Date: 25 March 2020
The China Meteorological Administration (CMA) conducted online outreach activities this year to celebrate World Meteorological Day 2020. It includes a message from WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas and CMA Administrator Ms. LIU Yaming. You can find many other interesting outreach materials, including the online video of CMA's new meteorological exhibition hall and other colorful on-line commemorative activities.
Publish Date: 11 March 2020
February 2020 was warmer than normal in temperatures and below-average precipitation. The mean temperature of the month was 19.1°C which is 1.2°C above the long-term normal for February. The mean maximum temperature of the month was 22.6°C which is 1.4°C above the long-term normal. The highest temperature recorded during the month was 29.5°C which occurred on the 8 th February at Bahrain International Airport but recorded 33.2°C on the 25 th February at Bahrain International Circuit. Read more >>
Publish Date: 9 March 2020
The Tokyo Climate Center (TCC) of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has released the 59th issue of the TCC News on the TCC website. This issue covers: - Global surface temperature for 2019 was the second highest since 1891 - Highlights of the Global Climate in 2019 - Summary of Japan's Climatic Characteristics for 2019 - TCC contributions to ASEANCOF-13 and visit to MSS - TCC Training Seminar on Climate Analysis Information on Extreme Climate Events - Update of website on RA II Information Sharing for Climate Services - TCC Activity Report for 2019 Read more >>
Publish Date: 10 February 2020
Since December 2019, eastern and western Japan have seen significantly above normal temperatures, and the Sea of Japan side of the country has experienced record-low snowfall. These climate extremes are attributed to weaker-than-normal southward cold air-flow to Japan’s main islands and synoptic climate conditions characterized by nonpersistence of typical winter pressure patterns around Japan. These phenomena may be attributable to a northward meandering of the subtropical jet stream over and around Japan and a persistent positive phase of the Arctic Oscillation. Read more >>
Publish Date: 10 February 2020
For the first time, forecasters from across the Caribbean have been participating in a major international atmospheric and oceanic field campaign, entitled, " Elucidating the Role of Clouds-Circulation Coupling in Climate " (EUREC 4 A). The field campaign is focused on the areas east and south of Barbados, from 20 January to 20 February 2020. Read more >>