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Publish Date: 9 January 2018
December 2017, was warmer than normal in temperatures with below average precipitation and relative humidities. Read more >>
Publish Date: 11 January 2018
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA successfully launched the Global Changing Observation Mission - Climate "SHIKISAI" (GCOM-C) and the Super Low Altitude Test Satellite "TSUBAME" (SLATS) on December 23 from the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center. Read more >>
Publish Date: 12 January 2018
Climandes aims to develop user-tailored climate services and improve science-based decision making in the Andean region. MeteoSwiss and SENAMHI initiated the Climandes project in 2012 with the financial support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and under the umbrella of the WMO-led Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS). For us, this is the time of the year to look back at what we have achieved over the last few months and team up for the future activities of the Climandes project. Curious? Please find our latest Climandes Newsletter .
Publish Date: 18 January 2018
In a clear sign of continuing long-term climate change caused by increasing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, 2015, 2016 and 2017 have been confirmed as the three warmest years on record. 2016 still holds the global record, whilst 2017 was the warmest year without an El Niño, which can boost global annual temperatures.
Publish Date: 31 January 2018
In Senegal, cereal production is estimated to have increased by 20% in 2017 compared to 2016. Climate experts will investigate how much climate services contributed to this improvement in coming years, given Senegal’s dedication to ramping up climate services in the country.
Publish Date: 8 February 2018
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is marked on 11 February to improve access for women to technology, science education and technical training and to strengthen the position of female scientists and technologists. WMO actively encourages more women to become meteorologists, hydrologists, climate scientists and oceanographers and nurtures leadership talent through dedicated training workshops and conferences to help women break through the so-called glass ceiling. In celebration of the International day of Women and Girls in Science, WMO is publishing an interview with four...
Publish Date: 6 April 2018
March 2018, goes on record as the hottest March ever experienced in Bahrain since 1902. The mean temperature of the month was 24.6°C which is 3.6°C above the long-term normal and goes on record as the highest mean temperatures for the month of March since 1902. The old record was 24.2°C in March 1969. Read more >>
Meteoworld : March 2018
The implementation plan, The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs”, GCOS-200, October 2016 , of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) introduced lightning as a new Essential Climate Variable. Lightning is a proxy for severe storms and, therefore, relevant for climate monitoring. Measurements of lightning have, in recent years, become more extensive. New satellite instruments have also further enhanced their observation.
Publish Date: 13 April 2018
Geneva, 13 April 2018 - For the first time in its nearly 90-year history, WMO’s Commission for Climatology has a female president and vice president, with the election of Manola Brunet of Spain (right) and Barbara Tapia of Chile (left).
Publish Date: 7 May 2018
April 2018 was the third warmest on record, continuing the trend of above-average temperatures that has persisted for most of this century, according to data from the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts’ Copernicus Climate Change Service. There were also notable developments in long-term climate change indicators, including carbon dioxide levels and sea ice cover. April 2018 was marked by a number of high-impact weather events. These continued into early May with violent storms combining dust, high winds, lightning and rain that killed more than 100 people and injured about 300...