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Publish Date: 8 May 2015
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has released a collection of images captured by its Himawari-8 satellite, which was launched on 7 October 2014 and is currently in the in-orbit commissioning phase. JMA’s website features comparisons of images from the current MTSAT-2 satellite and Himawari-8, and provides image animations targeting typhoons and volcanic eruptions. Visit the website to check out Himawari-8’s potential prior to the start of its operation in mid-2015. Read more
Publish Date: 21 May 2015
Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) under the on-going Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) programme has launched a special service whereby communities along the Lake Nyasa Basin will be able to obtain special marine weather forecasts and warnings for Lake Nyasa through various channels including community radios. The service was officially launched on 11th May 2015 by the District Commissioner for Kyela Dr. Thea Ntara who spoke on behalf of Mbeya Regional Commissioner Hon. Abbas Kandoro. Read more
Publish Date: 14 May 2015
The onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala signals the arrival of monsoon over the Indian subcontinent and represents beginning of rainy season over the region. From 2005 onwards ESSO-India Meteorological Department (IMD) has been issuing operational forecasts for the date of monsoon onset over Kerala using an indigenously developed statistical model, which uses the following six predictors ... Read More
Publish Date: 19 May 2015
The climate change has already altered the characteristics of the Baltic Sea region, reveals a recent international study. In the continuation the global warming will increasingly affect e.g. ice cover, flooding and the habitat of the region. According to the report, the worst scenario for the Baltic Sea region is worsening eutrophication situation. The Second Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin (BACC II), a recently published report, takes into consideration observed climate changes for approximately the last two hundred years as well as possible changes that might occur by...
Publish Date: 23 May 2015
A new version of JMA’s Seasonal Ensemble Prediction System (JMA/MRI-CPS2) is scheduled to replace the current operational system (JMA/MRI-CPS1) in June 2015. The Seasonal Ensemble Prediction System (EPS) is used to produce three-month and warm/cold season predictions as well as for El Niño monitoring and outlook work. Changes in the new version include improved resolution and physics in the model’s atmospheric and oceanic components and the introduction of an interactive sea ice model. In the new real-time operational suite, 51-member ensemble integrations are carried out from consecutive...
Publish Date: 4 May 2015
Durante el transcurso del mes de abril de 2015 han ocurrido algunas tormentas importantes, principalmente en norte, este y parte del centro del país; dichas precipitaciones estuvieron acompañadas de fuertes vientos y ocasional de granizo en algunas localidades. En la siguiente figura se presentan los valores de precipitación acumulada en el mes de abril (mapa de la izquierda), y la anomalía de la precipitación (mapa de la derecha). Se entiende por anomalía a la diferencia entre la precipitación acumulada en el mes y su valor normal según el período 1961–1990. Leer màs
Publish Date: 26 May 2015
To promote public awareness on typhoon-related hazards, the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) is leading a DRR project under ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee, to produce a short video on the impact of typhoons, including high winds and waves, heavy rain and storm surge. The objective is to make the information more understandable to the public and make them react through visual impacts of short video. The initiative is raised by WGDRR and comments have been sought from the group members as well as TCS. The video is available here
Publish Date: 13 May 2015
In 2015, five new names have been added to the name list for tropical cyclones in the western North Pacific and the South China Sea. They are "Barijat", "Mun", "Lan", "Bailu" and "Jongdari", replacing the old names "Utor", "Fitow", "Vicente", "Haiyan" and "Sonamu" respectively. The new names were endorsed by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)/World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Typhoon Committee at its 47th session in Bangkok in February 2015. Read more
Publish Date: 21 May 2015
The Prime Ministers’ Office in collaboration with Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) organized an executives’ workshop for the Chief Executive Officers of institutions owning meteorological stations in Tanzania. The workshop was held at Kibo Palace Hotel in Arusha region on 30 th April 2015. While officially opening the workshop, Dr. Florence Turuka, the permanent secretary of the Prime Ministers’ Office and Chairperson of the Steering Committee of the Implementation of GFCS in Tanzania has called for collaboration among institutions owning weather stations within the country in order to...
Publish Date: 14 May 2015
La Temperatura Superficial del Mar (TSM) en el Pacífico ecuatorial central ha disminuido en el sector El Niño 4 y ha permanecido constante en la región El Niño 3.4, respecto a la última semana de abril (Fig.1a), mientras que en las regiones ubicadas en el Pacífico Este, la TSM aumentó (El Niño 3: 28.4°C y El Niño 1+2: 26.9°C). Si bien en el Pacífico Central se observó con escasa variación (descenso región El Niño 4 y estable región El Niño 3.4), las anomalías de la TSM se registran cálidas en gran parte del Pacífico, aunque las anomalías están concentradas en la costa Sudamérica, y aun no se...