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Publish Date: 25 May 2020
WMO hosted a successful four-day virtual workshop on impact-based forecasting and risk scenario planning in the Caribbean in order to boost coordinated disaster management and response in a region of low-lying countries which are vulnerable to hazards such as hurricanes and coastal flooding.
Publish Date: 5 June 2020
As the global community comes together to celebrate World Environment Day , important new data shows that the causes and indicators of climate change have reached new heights. May 2020...
Publish Date: 9 June 2020
Experts from the World Meteorological Organization and the scientific community have provided extensive information to UN climate change negotiators on the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has on climate research, observations and assessments, as well as on the levels of greenhouse gas concentrations and emissions.
Publish Date: 23 June 2020
The World Meteorological Organization is seeking to verify a new record temperature north of the Arctic Circle of 38° Celsius. This was on 20 June in the Russian town of Verkhoyansk amid a prolonged Siberian heatwave and increase in wildfire activity.
Publish Date: 14 July 2020
A global initiative to improve early warnings of flash floods – one of the deadliest natural hazards _ has advanced in South Asia, just as the region is hit by unusually heavy monsoon rains and floods. The India Meteorological Department (IMD), Regional Center of South Asia Flash Flood Guidance System, conducted an online training from 8 to 10 July 2020 for 130 forecasters from Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Publish Date: 11 September 2020
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres launched the high-level multi-agency United in Science report on 9 September with yet another appeal for urgent climate action to “ensure a liveable planet for this and future generations.”
Publish Date: 20 May 2020
As the world continue to manage the deadly Covid-19 virus and looks at ensuring that the recovery addresses climate change threats, the significance of advanced multi-hazard threat warnings and risk information has never been more widely acknowledged. This is highlighted in the 2019 Annual Report of the Climate Risk & Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative, released today jointly by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the World Bank Group / Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).
Publish Date: 22 May 2020
Accurate advance forecasts of tropical cyclone Amphan in India and Bangladesh underpinned a successful disaster mobilization campaign, including the evacuation of more than 3 million people, which has been praised for limiting casualties and serving as a textbook example for multi-hazard early warning systems.
Publish Date: 22 May 2020
For the first time, snow researchers from the Finnish Meteorological Institute in collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada have reliably estimated the amount and the trend in the seasonal snow of the Northern Hemisphere between 1980 and 2018.