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Publish Date: 21 September 2020
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is so active that it has exhausted the regular list of storm names. The Greek alphabet is being used for only the second time on record
Publish Date: 9 June 2020
Experts from the World Meteorological Organization and the scientific community have provided extensive information to UN climate change negotiators on the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has on climate research, observations and assessments, as well as on the levels of greenhouse gas concentrations and emissions.
Research activities focusing on high-impact weather – from basic research in the academic community to operational contributions.
Start date1 June 1998
Publish Date: 22 May 2020
An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected because of a number of climate factors and warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service.
WMO coordinates and organizes international research programmes to enhance the ability of its Members to improve weather, climate, water and environmental observations, prediction, service delivery and scientific assessments of regional and global environmental conditions.
Publish Date: 3 April 2020
The annual week-long meeting of the World Meteorological Organization’s Hurricane Committee, which reviews the previous season and prepares for the forthcoming one, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a specialized agency of the United Nations, WMO is dedicated to international cooperation and coordination on the state and behaviour of the Earth’s atmosphere, its interaction with the land and oceans, the weather and climate it produces, and the resulting distribution of water resources.
Through its Technical Commissions, Programmes and Regional Offices as well as by synergistic partnerships, WMO facilitates the maintenance and expansion of its Members' atmospheric, oceanographic and land-based observational networks; the free unrestricted exchange of the resulting data and information; and related capacity development and research in order to optimize the production weather, climate and water-related services worldwide.