Previous World Meteorological Days

Previous World Meteorological Days

Since 1961, the World Meteorological Organization has been celebrating World Meteorological Day with a different theme selected for each year. 

Weather-ready, climate-smart

The ever-growing global population faces a wide range of hazards such as tropical cyclone storm surges, heavy rains, heatwaves, droughts and many more. Long-term climate change is increasing the intensity and frequency of extreme weather and climate events and causing sea level rise and ocean acidification. Urbanization and the spread of megacities means that more of us are exposed and vulnerable. Now more than ever, we need to be weather-ready, climate-smart and water-wise.

2008         Observing our planet for a better future

2007         Polar Meteorology; Understanding Global Impact

2006         Preventing and mitigating natural disasters

2005         Weather, Climate, Water and Sustainable Development

2004         Weather, Climate and Water in the Information Age

2003         Our Future Climate

2002         Reducing Vulnerability to Weather and Climate Extremes

2001         Volunteers for Weather, Climate and Water

2000         The World Meteorological Organization - 50 years of service

1999         Weather, climate and health

1998         Weather, oceans and human activity

1997         Weather and water in cities

1996         Meteorology in the service of sports

1995         Public weather services

1994         Observing the weather and climate

1993         Meteorology and the transfer of technology

1992         Weather and climate services for sustainable development

1991         The atmosphere of the living planet Earth

1990         Natural disaster reduction: how Meteorological and Hydrological Services can help

1989         Meteorology in the service of aviation

1988         Meteorology and the media 

1987         Meteorology: a model of international cooperation

1986         Climate variations, drought and desertification

1985         Meteorology and public safety

1984         Meteorology aids food production

1983         The Weather observer

1982         Observing the weather from space

1981         World Weather Watch as a tool for development

1980         Man and climatic variability

1979         Meteorology and energy

1978         Meteorology and research for the future

1977         Weather and water

1976         Weather and food

1975         Meteorology and telecommunications

1974         Meteorology and tourism

1973         One hundred years of international cooperation in meteorology

1972         Meteorology and human environment

1971         Meteorology and human environment

1970         Meteorological education and training

1969         The economic value of meteorological services

1968         Meteorology and agriculture

1967         Weather and water

1966         World Weather Watch

1965         International cooperation in meteorology

1964         Meteorology as a factor of economic development

1963         Transport and meteorology (in particular, application of meteorology to aviation)

1962         Contribution of meteorology to agriculture and food production

1961         Meteorology - general themes

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