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Publish Date: 25 November 2020
The World Meteorological Organization has welcomed the successful launch of the Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich ocean-monitoring satellite . Its high-precision measurements of Earth’s oceans from space will provide crucial information about sea level rise and critical inputs for weather forecasting.
Publish Date: 20 November 2020
Above normal temperatures and precipitation are expected across most of the Arctic region for November-January 2020/2021, according to a new s easonal climate outlook produced at the sixth session of Arctic Climate Forum.
Publish Date: 19 November 2020
World Toilet Day on 19 November is a United Nations Observance that raises awareness of the importance of safely managed sanitation and the fact that 4.2 billion people currently have no access to this.
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: 13 November 2020
A framework for research linking weather, climate and COVID-19 has been published in Nature Communication. The paper follows the WMO co-sponsored Virtual Symposium on Climatological, Meteorological and Environmental Factors in the COVID-19 Pandemic held in early August.
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: 4 November 2020
A number of heat records were broken in the Caribbean in 2020. Notably, in September, Dominica, Grenada and Puerto Rico broke their national/territorial all-time high temperature records. On September 15th, Canefield in Dominica recorded a daytime high temperature of 35.7°C. One day later, Point Salines in Grenada recorded 34°C. According to the US National Weather Service, Aguirre in Puerto Rico recorded 100°F (37.8°C) on September 17th . The Caribbean Heat Season, the time of the year during which most heatwaves occur, has since 1995 been from May to October since about 1995. The peak...
Publish Date: 23 October 2020
The South Asia Flash Flood Guidance System (South Asia FFGS) has been officially launched, ushering in the prospect of improved early warnings for a major natural hazard in one of the world’s most populated regions.