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Publish Date: 25 May 2020
WMO hosted a successful four-day virtual workshop on impact-based forecasting and risk scenario planning in the Caribbean in order to boost coordinated disaster management and response in a region of low-lying countries which are vulnerable to hazards such as hurricanes and coastal flooding.
Publish Date: 5 June 2020
As the global community comes together to celebrate World Environment Day , important new data shows that the causes and indicators of climate change have reached new heights. May 2020...
Publish Date: 14 July 2020
A global initiative to improve early warnings of flash floods – one of the deadliest natural hazards _ has advanced in South Asia, just as the region is hit by unusually heavy monsoon rains and floods. The India Meteorological Department (IMD), Regional Center of South Asia Flash Flood Guidance System, conducted an online training from 8 to 10 July 2020 for 130 forecasters from Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Theme: Disaster risk reduction
Publish Date: 27 November 2019
Coastal inundation occurs along vulnerable coastlines. The combination of storm surges – typically from tropical cyclones or extratropical storms – and waves, with riverine flooding at various tidal states regularly leads to major loss of life. At least 2.6 million people are estimated to have drowned due to coastal inundation caused by storm surges over the last 200 years (Dilley et al., 2005).
Publish Date: 27 November 2019
An international expert task team on nowcasting has developed the WMO Guidelines for Nowcasting Techniques (WMO, 2017) to initiate a process for an enhanced integrated and seamless WMO Data-processing and Forecasting System (DPFS). Their purpose is to help National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) by providing them with information and knowledge on how to implement a nowcasting system with the resources available to them and an understanding of the current state of science and technology.
Bulletin nº Vol 67 (2) - 2018
Publish Date: 16 November 2018
In 2005, the television coverage of Hurricane Katrina, a deadly tropical cyclone that hit the North American coast near New Orleans, was both heartbreaking and enthralling to view. As I...
Publish Date: 24 June 2020
A World Meteorological Organization (WMO) committee of experts has established two new world records for the longest reported distance and the longest reported duration for a single lightning flash in, respectively, Brazil and Argentina.
Publish Date: 26 June 2020
WMO has issued its annual Airborne Dust Bulletin on the incidence and hazards of sand and dust storms, which have been highlighted by a massive Saharan plume which has blanketed many parts of the Caribbean.
Publish Date: 8 July 2020
The annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least 1° Celsius above pre-industrial levels (1850-1900) in each of the coming five years (2020-2024) and there is a 20% chance that it will exceed 1.5°C in at least one year, according to new climate predictions issued by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Publish Date: 28 July 2020
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and international science partners hosted a virtual global symposium from 4 to 6 August to review the relationship between weather, climate and environmental factors and the spread of COVID-19.