World Weather Records: Call for 2017 Submissions

The World Weather Records database contains historical monthly climatic data from land surface stations worldwide, such as surface pressure, air temperature, precipitation amount and relative humidity. Since its first publication in 1927, the database has served as the foundation for operational climate monitoring, understanding of global and regional climate change and variability, and numerous other applications.

In the past, a decadal edition of the World Weather Records was issued, however, the need for high-quality, timely and accessible climate data has been increasing. In 2011, the World Meteorological Congress decided to collect the World Weather Records and update the database annually. WMO calls for submissions have since been issued annually.

Thanks to the invaluable contribution of the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the latest World Weather Records dataset for 2016 is now available online.

The data collection process for the publication of World Weather Records 2017 has started. Increased cooperation from Members would be highly appreciated. The more Members who contribute, the greater the value of the World Weather Records database. Up-to-date guidelines and templates for data submission are also available online.

Questions and feedback from Members regarding the World Weather Records are welcome. Please contact

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