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Publish Date: 14 June 2021
The World Meteorological Organization’s Executive Council meets in virtual session from 14 to 25 June , with a focus on strengthening and scaling up weather, climate, water and environmental-related services to meet ever growing needs. It will also discuss a major update to WMO’s data policy, closing the gap in the global observing system and a plan of action for hydrology.
There is an urgent need to go beyond business as usual when it comes to strengthening hydromet capacity in developing countries through effective partnerships. In June 2019, the World Meteorological...
The last decades have seen explosive growth in the demand for weather, climate and water monitoring and prediction data to support essential services needed by all sectors of society, as they face issues such as climate change, increasing frequency and impact of extreme weather, and implications for food security. The free and unrestricted exchange of observational data from all parts of the world and of other data products among all WMO Members must be updated and strengthened to accommodate this growing demand. As the responsibilities of the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services...
Publish Date: 11 June 2021
Above normal air and sea-surface temperatures are expected over the majority of the Arctic regions in June, July, and August 2021. Lower to near normal ice cover is the predominant forecast while early to near normal break-up of sea ice is expected for most regions. This is according to a new seasonal climate outlook produced by the Arctic Climate Forum.
Publish Date: 2 June 2021
The Caribbean is gearing up for yet another active Atlantic hurricane season, compounded by the continuing challenges and constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic and the aftermath of a major volcanic eruption.
Over the last years, WMO, in cooperation with various partners, has been developing a new approach for greater engagement between the public, private and academic sectors operating in the global weather enterprise. In 2018 and 2019 – at the 70 th Session of its Executive Council and the 18 th Session of the World Meteorological Congress – WMO refined guidance and policies to encourage and enable Members to pursue mutually beneficial partnerships and engagement with all sectors and stakeholders in order to enhance weather, climate and water services for business, individuals and society as a...
Publish Date: 10 June 2021
May 2021 goes on record as the hottest May ever experienced in Bahrain since 1902. The mean temperature of the month was 33.5°C which is 2.4°C above the long-term normal for May and this goes on record as the highest mean monthly temperature for May since 1902. The old record was 32.8°C recorded in May 2012. Read more >>
Publish Date: 10 June 2021
Coldest May since 2010 with high rainfall and very little sunshine Offenbach, 31 May 2021 – April 2021 was much too cold in central Europe and the trend continued in May. This was caused by an extensive low-pressure system over northern Europe that drew in a continuous flow of cool Atlantic air along its southern flank. As a result, May 2021 was the coldest in Germany since 2010. All in all, the month was not only too cool but there also was little sunshine and very significant rainfall. Another feature was severe localised thunderstorms. Heavy rain, storm-force gusts and even an F1 tornado...