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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.
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.
Tropical cyclones, also called hurricanes, are the most prevalent weather extreme in the Caribbean, which is also influenced by heavy rainfall from convective storms, strong winds and ocean waves and...
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: 16 March 2022
Every year, there are on average 84 named tropical cyclones. Over the past 50 years, they have caused on average 43 deaths and US$ 78 million losses every day and have also been responsible for one third of both deaths and economic losses from weather-, climate- and water-related disasters, according to WMO statistics from 1970-2019.
The WMO World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) is advancing and promoting research activities on weather, its prediction and its impact on society. The improvements in science and operational predictions are...
Start date1 June 1998
Publish Date: 11 January 2022
Professor Amanda Lynch (United States of America) has been elected as Chair of the WMO Research Board, which is responsible for guiding translating the aims of the WMO Members into overarching research priorities to be implemented the activities of different research programmes.
Meteoworld : October 2021
The WMO World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) has launched the Tropical Cyclone-Probabilistic Forecast Product s (TC-PFP) project in response to recommendations from the 9th WMO International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones...