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Publish Date: 21 May 2021
Another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season is expected this year, even as many communities in the Caribbean, Central America and United States of America are still recovering from the record-breaking 2020 season, compounded by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Publish Date: 17 March 2021
The World Meteorological Organization’s Hurricane Committee has retired Dorian (2019) and Laura, Eta and Iota (2020) from the rotating lists of Atlantic tropical cyclone names because of the death and destruction they caused. It also decided that the Greek alphabet will not be used in future because it creates a distraction from the communication of hazard and storm warnings and is potentially confusing.
Publish Date: 26 February 2021
The Typhoon Committee, a joint body of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and the World Meteorological Organization, has just held its 53rd annual session, continuing the long-term commitment to protect lives and property from tropical cyclones and typhoons in Northwestern Pacific Ocean.
Publish Date: 22 January 2021
Tropical Cyclone Eloise made landfall early morning on 23 January near Mozambique's city of Beira, causing widespread damage and flooding on a long swathe of coastline. The storm is also bringing heavy rainfall to neighbouring southern African nations.
Date2 December 2020
WMO is hosting the above session at the World Bank's Understanding Risk (UR) Global Forum on Wednesday 2 December from 12:00-13:55 CET , Session 29B. The WMO guest speakers: Raul...
Publish Date: 1 December 2020
The extremely active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season officially ended on 30 November with a record-breaking 30 named tropical storms, including 13 hurricanes and six major hurricanes. There were 12 landfalling storms in the continental United States.
Publish Date: 17 November 2020
Back-to-back tropical cyclones have caused massive destruction and impacted millions of people in Central America and parts of Southeast Asia, underlining once again the threats posed by tropical cyclones to life and property and socio-economic well-being and the need for the global level coordination and cooperation under the umbrella of WMO.
Publish Date: 17 November 2020
South West Indian Ocean countries have launched a new five-year project to improve operational forecasting and multi-hazard early warning systems in a region which is exposed to climate change, sea level rise and extreme weather and has suffered an increase in the frequency and intensity of climate-related shocks in recent decades.
Publish Date: 12 November 2020
It is the 50th anniversary of Cyclone Bhola, the world’s deadliest known tropical cyclone which killed up to 500 000 people in what is now Bangladesh. It prompted calls for action to prevent a repeat of such a catastrophic loss of life and ultimately laid the foundations of WMO’s Tropical Cyclone Programme. https://trello.com/b/2HvMthoS/tropical-cyclones
Publish Date: 26 October 2020
Increasing temperatures and sea levels, changing precipitation patterns and more extreme weather are threatening human health and safety, food and water security and socio-economic development in Africa, according to a new report devoted exclusively to the continent.