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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: 14 April 2022
A successful ten-year project in Haiti has demonstrated the challenges, opportunities and benefits involved in rebuilding and modernizing a national meteorological and hydrological service in an LDC which is regularly hit by extreme weather and climate change impacts.
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.
Publish Date: 17 February 2022
A new seasonal forecast for the drought-stricken Horn of Africa shows higher chances of a strong rainy season in many parts of the region. But this is coupled with caution and warnings that stakeholders should still prepare for “worst case scenarios.”
Publish Date: 17 February 2022
Efforts to observe, understand and protect the ocean as part of the wider international agenda on climate action and sustainable development have been given a boost by the One Planet Summit for the Ocean, hosted by the Government of France in Brest.
Publish Date: 4 February 2022
The China Meteorological Administration (CMA) has mobilized meteorological services for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games to ensure the events run smoothly and safely. The Games will take place from 4 to 20 February 2022, in the municipality of Beijing and the neighbouring Hebei province, in China. The Paralympic Games are from 4 to 13 March.
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.
Bulletin nº Vol 64 (2) - 2015
Publish Date: 4 December 2015
Caribbean, Pacific and Indian Ocean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are extremely vulnerable to hydro-meteorological hazards. In the coming years, climate change is likely to increase the frequency and severity...
Publish Date: 1 April 2021
The advancement of our ability to predict the weather and climate has been the core aspiration of a global community of scientists and practitioners, in the almost 150 years of international cooperation in meteorology and related Earth system sciences.