The diverse weather and climate of South America (WMO Region III) is reflected in its rich biodiversity and breathtaking landscapes and vistas - from the lush Amazon jungle to the glacier at its sourthern tip. The main impacts from weather and climate events are mainly flooding and land slides. The National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) in many South American countries depend on the help from other sources as there is limited governement funding.
North America, Central America and the Caribbean (WMO Region IV) stretches from the far Arctic to the equator. It includes the rich economies of the Canada and the United States of America as well as the developing countries in the Carribean, such as Haiti. The main iimpacts from weather and climate events are hurricanes, drought and flooding. The agricultural sector, as well as transport and tourism, are greatly impacted by severe weather and climate events.