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Publish Date: 14 August 2023
July 2023 was a hot and stormy month for the U.S., with flooding rain and scorching temperatures impacting much of the nation. 2023 is also marked by the most billion-dollar disasters for the first seven months of any year since 1980, according to scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Read more >>
Publish Date: 13 April 2022
Recently, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) has issued a notice which has clarified the focus of work of World Meteorological Centre Beijing (WMC-BJ) and the task breakdown plan (hereafter referred to as the plan) of the action plan on global meteorological operational development 2020-2022. It requires that relevant meteorological departments carry out global operational construction work of WMC-BJ, and constantly elevate the fundamental operational capacity of global monitoring, global forecasting, and global services. Read more >>
Publish Date: 12 April 2022
Two years ago, we wrote that winter thunderstorms in Poland are an extremely rare meteorological phenomenon. The beginning of 2022, however, showed how unpredictable the weather is. Due to the dynamic course of the baric systems, the significant pressure differences, and the increased air instability in Europe the past month – although warmer than the long-term normal – brought a whole range of dangerous hydrological and meteorological phenomena: storms, floods, strong winds, with a record gust on Śnieżka of 54 m/s (over 190 km/h!), snow blizzards, glaze, snowfall, rain and snow, rainfall,...
Publish Date: 12 April 2022
National Early Warning Center(hereafter referred to as the Center) was founded on February 26, 2015, a part of CMA Public Meteorological Service Center. China Meteorological Administration (CMA) is responsible for the construction, operation and maintenance of the national early warning information dissemination system, which releases early warning information at the national, provincial, prefectural and county levels. Now it has 1 national, 31 provincial, and 358 prefecture-level dissemination management platforms and 2016 county-level early warning dissemination application terminals. Read...
Publish Date: 3 March 2022
The Tokyo Climate Center (TCC) of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has released the 67th issue of the TCC News on the TCC website. This issue covers: - JMA's New Seasonal Ensemble Prediction System (JMA/MRI-CPS3) - 2021 global surface temperature 6th highest since 1891 - Highlights of the Global Climate in 2021 - Summary of Japan's Climatic Characteristics for 2021 - TCC Training Seminar on One-month Forecast - Update of website on RA II Information Sharing for Climate Services - TCC Activity Report for 2021 Read more >>
Publish Date: 7 April 2022
March 2022 was warmer than normal in temperatures with below average precipitation and above average wind speed. The mean temperature of the month was 22.3°C which is 1.0°C above the long-term normal for March. Note that the highest mean monthly temperature for March was 24.6°C recorded in 2018. The mean maximum temperature of the month was 26.9°C which is 1.4°C above the long-term normal and this goes on record as the seventh highest mean temperature for March since 1946. Note that the highest mean monthly maximum temperature for March was 29.6°C recorded in 2018. Read more >>
Publish Date: 30 March 2022
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) joined the rest of the world to celebrate World Meteorological Day (WMD) 2022. The event took place at the Abdurrahman Bello Dambazau Conference Hall, Abuja, Nigeria. The theme of this year’s celebration is ‘Early Warning, Early Action’. It puts the spotlight on the vital importance of Hydrometeorological and Climate Information for Disaster Reduction. It was attended by Directors, Management and Staff of the Agency. Also in attendance were Sister Agencies in the Aviation Sector, Major Stakeholders from Hydrology, Nigerian Hydrological Agency (NIHSA...
Publish Date: 29 March 2022
Strong currents of cold air around Japan caused frequent heavy snowfall over northern to western parts of the country’s Sea of Japan side and elsewhere from late December 2021 onward. Winter snowfall amounts were above normal in many locations on the Sea of Japan side, and values exceeded double the normal at some stations in western Japan. The summary of investigation was published as a press release from the Tokyo Climate Center and available from its website. The primary factors contributing to these climate conditions are illustrated in the report. Read more >>
Publish Date: 16 March 2022
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The signing ceremony took place on the 7 th of March 2022 in Lagos, Nigeria. This landmark agreement is a cumulation of efforts by the Agency under the able leadership of the DG/CEO, Professor Mansur Bako Matazu. This historical agreement also comes at the first anniversary in the office of DG/CEO. The MoU is designed as a framework to provide meteorological service for NIMASA to ensure safety and security on Nigerian waterways. The...
Publish Date: 15 March 2022
The Permanent Representative of Nigeria, Professor Mansur Bako Matazu and Management of Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) are proud to announce the availability of our Seasonal Climate Prediction App (NiMet SCP App). This is following the public presentation of the app in Abuja, Nigeria on 15th of February 2022. The app contains the following information and more for the 36 states (at local government level) and the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. Read more >>