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Publish Date: 21 April 2022
The South African government has declared a national state of emergency to deal with the impact of heavy rainfall and flooding in the province of KwaZulu-Natal last week. On 11 and 12 April, between 200 and 400 mm of rain fell in a 24 hour period. The disaster underlines once again the increasing hazards posed by intense rainfall in a changing climate and the need for impact-based early warnings which reach everyone.
Publish Date: 12 April 2022
Climate change made extreme rainfall heavier and more damaging during five back-to-back storms in January and February in Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique, according to rapid attribution analysis by an international team of leading climate scientists. More than a million people were affected, with 230 reported deaths.
Publish Date: 11 April 2022
The Adaptation Fund has re-accredited WMO as a Multilateral Implementing Entity, allowing WMO to propose adaptation projects to build resilience in countries most vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather impacts.
Publish Date: 7 April 2022
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued an urgent call for accelerated action to preserve and protect health and mitigate climate change as part of an “Our planet, our health” campaign on World Health Day.
Cameroon’s Ministry of Transport, through its Department of National Meteorology (DNM), has partnered with WMO and the Global Water Partnership, Central Africa (GWP-CAf) GWP Central Africa - GWP over the...
At the 26th Conference of Parties (COP-26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Glasgow international attention focused on extreme weather as the new normal and on...
Publish Date: 4 April 2022
Without immediate and deep emissions reductions across all sectors, limiting global warming to 1.5°C is beyond reach. However, there is increasing evidence of climate action, according to the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.
Publish Date: 1 April 2022
Record high temperatures, rain and the collapse of an ice shelf in East Antarctica have prompted questions and concern about the possible role of climate change in the coldest and driest part of the world.
Publish Date: 28 March 2022
The newly published WMO Bulletin complements the theme of World Meteorological Day “Early Warning and Early Action Hydrometeorological and Climate Information for Disaster Risk Reduction” and informs discussion ahead of this May’s Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Bali, Indonesia.
Publish Date: 23 March 2022
Within the next five years, everyone on Earth should be protected by early warning systems against increasingly extreme weather and climate change, according to an ambitious new United Nations target announced today.