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Publish Date: 22 October 2021
A new SunSmart Global Ultraviolet Radiation App for mobile phones has been developed by leading health, radiation and weather organizations, with the support of WMO. It provides geo-located 5-day UV and weather forecasts and sun protection times along with tailored notifications. The sun’s UV rays can impact vitamin D production, cause DNA damage, skin cancers and certain eye diseases, such as cataracts.
Research activities focusing on advancing and promoting research activities on weathe r, its prediction and its impact on society.
Start date1 June 1998
Bulletin nº Vol 70 (2) - 2021
Publish Date: 6 October 2021
Scientific evidence of climate change is unequivocal. Human-induced climate change is already affecting every region of the Earth, with many experiencing more frequent weather and climate extremes. This conclusion was...
Publish Date: 5 October 2021
Water-related hazards like floods and droughts are increasing because of climate change. The number of people suffering water stress is expected to soar, exacerbated by population increase and dwindling availability. But management, monitoring, forecasting and early warnings are fragmented and inadequate, whilst global climate finance efforts are insufficient according to a new multi-agency report.
Publish Date: 1 October 2021
As the impacts of a warming climate become more evident, there is an ever-increasing demand for more detailed information on climate change, both to explain and project changes and to help planning and implementing adaptation and mitigation.
Climate describes the average weather conditions for a particular location and over a long period of time. We study the climate, its variations and extremes, and its influences on a variety of activities including human health, safety and welfare to support evidence-based decision-making on how to best adapt to a changing climate.
Publish Date: 7 September 2021
The COVID-19 lockdown and travel restrictions led to a dramatic short-lived fall in emissions of key air pollutants in 2020, especially in urban areas. Many city dwellers saw blue skies instead of the pollution cloud. But the reduction was not uniformly spread across all regions or all types of pollutants. And many parts of the world still fell short of air quality guidelines, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization, which was released for the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies on 7 September.
Publish Date: 6 September 2021
The bulk of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region is likely to receive normal to above-normal rainfall between October to December 2021 and January to March 2022, according to the climate outlook for the rainy season issued by weather and climate experts and supported by the WMO community.
The Severe Weather Forecasting Programme (SWFP) aims to strengthen the capacity of WMO Members to deliver improved forecasts and warnings of severe weather in order to save lives and livelihoods...