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Most of Europe will remember the first two weeks of February 2012 as the coldest in a long time – as a matter of fact since 1985. At its origin was a dense Siberian high-pressure system with abnormally high surface pressures, on occasion reaching 1060 hPa (MSL).
Dr Antonio Divino Moura of Brazil was nominated for the International Meteorological Organization (IMO) Prize for his outstanding work in meteorology and climatology and scientific research. He will receive the award at a ceremony in 2019.
WMO is intensifying its scientific support and advice to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, who has made climate action one of his top priorities and convened a climate summit for September 2019.
https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/wmo-regional-office-asia-pacific-opens-singapore The new WMO Regional Office for Asia and the South-West Pacific has started operations in Singapore. Hosted by the Meteorological Service Singapore, the new office aims to improve coordination on hazards including extreme weather and air pollution and to strengthen meteorological services for rapidly evolving economic sectors such as air and marine transport.
The WMO Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology (CAeM) held its sixteenth session from 24 to 27 July in Exeter, United Kingdom. Hosted by the Met Office, the session focused on reviewing progress over the last four years and setting priorities for the next intersessional period.