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The WMO hurricane committee announced in April that it would no longer use the name Ingrid for future tropical storms or hurricanes in the Atlantic, and the name Manuel in the eastern North Pacific, because of the death and destruction both storms caused in Mexico in September 2013.
Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project (SWFDP) aims to enable a cascading of products and services from numerical weather prediction models from global to regional to national centres, thus ensuring that the best possible information is available to national forecasters (see Cascading Process to Improve Forecasting and Warning Services, WMO Bulletin 62(2), 2013).
The WMO Technical Conference on Climate Services – Building on CLIPS Legacy was held from 30 June to 2 July in conjunction with the 16th session of the Commission for Climatology (CCl-16) and the 35th annual meeting of the Joint Scientific Committee of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP).
Some 220 scientists attended the WCRP Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean, held in Montevideo from 17 to 21 March in cooperation with the Universidad de la Republica de Uruguay.
Reliable climate information is vital for the design of appropriate climate change adaptation strategies.