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Publish Date: 15 January 2020
The year 2019 was the second warmest year on record after 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s consolidated analysis of leading international datasets.
Publish Date: 10 December 2019
Twelve international organizations providing assistance to developing countries came together at the UN Climate Change Conference today to launch the Alliance for Hydromet Development. The members of the Alliance have committed collectively to ramp up action that strengthens the capacity of developing countries to deliver high-quality weather forecasts, early warning systems, water, hydrological and climate services. Known for short as “hydromet” services, these underpin resilient development by protecting lives, property and livelihoods.
Publish Date: 13 January 2020
Globally, 2019 is likely to be the second or third warmest year on record according to the World Meteorological Organization's preliminary assessment. Over the Arctic, the daily sea-ice extent minimum in September 2019 was the second lowest in the satellite record and October has seen further record low extents. In 2019, various extreme weather events ravaged different parts of the world, including unrelenting heatwaves in much of western and northern Europe, Middle East, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and southern South America, a significant cold spell in central North America, severe...
Publish Date: 7 January 2020
Catastrophic and unprecedented bushfires in Australia have killed more than 28 people, destroyed hundreds of homes and burned hundreds of thousands of hectares of land, causing massive devastation to wildlife, ecosystems and the environment. The fires come after Australia's hottest, driest year on record. They have led to hazardous air quality in major cities throughout Australia, impacted New Zealand and sent smoke drifting thousands of kilometres across the Pacific to South America.
In October, a new online training course, Integrating Climate Risks Information into National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), was launched by the Climate Coordination Activity under the Climate Prediction and Adaptation Branch...
One of the key strategies of the WMO Global Campus Initiative is to “think globally, act locally”. As part of this strategy, in addition to launching a global learning events...
Strengthened agrometeorological services and early warning systems are needed to provide farmers and rural dwellers in Tajikistan with the capacity to prepare for and adapt to climate changes that will...
Seamless air quality prediction and forecasting are crucial, and in response, international efforts are underway to expand these capacities across Africa. Leading this effort is the Air Quality Prediction and...
Shared cross-cutting issues, challenges and opportunities emerged from the Joint Management Group Meeting for Asia and the South-West Pacific, held 29 to 31 October in Singapore. Participants included the Permanent...