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Publish Date: 12 September 2017
Hurricane Irma caused devastation in low-lying Caribbean islands, made landfall in Cuba as the first category 5 hurricane since 1924 and made landfall again in Florida, USA, on 10 September as a very dangerous category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson windscale. The US National Weather Service and US National Hurricane Center warned of life-threatening storm surge, floods, tropical storm force winds, torrential rain and tornadoes as large parts of Florida were paralysed by the storm.
Publish Date: 1 September 2017
The WMO Expert Team on Climate Impacts on Tropical Cyclones has issued a statement on possible linkages between Hurricane Harvey and anthropogenic climate change. The Expert Team consists of renowned international scientists and is a working group of the WMO World Weather Research Programme.
Publish Date: 28 August 2017
Unprecedented rainfall totals from tropical cyclone Harvey caused catastrophic flooding in southeastern Texas and southeastern Louisiana, leaving dozens of casualties, displacing thousands and causing huge economic disruption. Warnings and advisories from the US National Hurricane Center and US National Weather Service were pivotal in the disaster mobilization effort. Large parts of southeast Texas saw more than 30-35 inches (762-889 mm) with isolated amounts up to 42 inches (1067 mm) of rain since 24 August. Cedar Bayou in Texas received 51.88 inches of rain (1.3 meters), according to the U....
Publish Date: 25 May 2017
Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center say the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this year. For the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, forecasters predict a 45 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 35 percent chance of a near-normal season, and only a 20 percent chance of a below-normal season.
World Meteorological Day was established in 1960 to make the work of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services better known and appreciated by the public of all countries.
Every year, the 23rd of March, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the international meteorological community join efforts to celebrate the World Meteorological Day, commemorating the coming into force in 1950 of the WMO Convention through which WMO assumed the previous responsibilities of the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), established in 1873 to foster international collaboration in meteorology for the protection of life and property.
Every year on 23 March, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the international meteorological community join in celebrating World Meteorological Day, to commemorate the coming into force of the WMO Convention on 23 March 1950, precisely 30 days after the day when the thirtieth instrument of ratification of the Convention was deposited by countries wishing to join the new Organization.
Every year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the international meteorological community celebrate World Meteorological Day, commemorating the coming into force of the WMO Convention on 23 March 1950, precisely 30 days after the date of deposit of the 30th instrument of ratification or accession by Members.