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Bulletin nº Vol 68 (2) - 2019
Theme: Disaster risk reduction
Publish Date: 27 November 2019
Coastal inundation occurs along vulnerable coastlines. The combination of storm surges – typically from tropical cyclones or extratropical storms – and waves, with riverine flooding at various tidal states regularly leads to major loss of life. At least 2.6 million people are estimated to have drowned due to coastal inundation caused by storm surges over the last 200 years (Dilley et al., 2005).
Publish Date: 24 November 2019
An operational system has been developed and implemented for the Fiji Islands to produce and disseminate new early warning information on coastal flooding, which will help save lives and protect property in low-lying, populated coastal areas. There is potential to enhance this early warning platform in the future and to extend it to other South Pacific island nations, and even consider extension to include other coastal flooding sources such as tsunamis.
Publish Date: 13 November 2019
Flash floods cause more than 5,000 deaths worldwide annually, exceeding any other flood-related event. As the global population increases, especially in urban areas, and societies continue to encroach upon floodplains, the need for flash flood early warning systems becomes more paramount.
Publish Date: 11 November 2019
The WMO World Weather Information Service (WWIS) is a global website that presents official r observations, forecasts and climatological information for selected cities supplied by National Meteorological & Hydrological Services (NMHSs). It is hosted and coordinated by the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) of Hong Kong, China. The Website includes mobile phone weather apps for ease of access to information by users.
Publish Date: 23 October 2019
Mr Roy Mumu, Secretary for the Department of Transport officially launched the National Weather Service’s Strategic Plan (2019-2023). The launching event is part of the Second Workshop of the CREWS Papua New Guinea Project’s Stakeholders Consultation. The Strategic Plan is the first ever plan for the NWS. It is aligned with Department of Transport Mid-Term Plan 2 and the Government of PN Vision 2050 Statement Pillars of Development, the National Government Mid-Term Development Plan (2018-2022), and the Pacific Island Meteorological Strategy Plan (PIMS) 2017-2026). Mr Mumu congratulated the...
Publish Date: 26 August 2019
As a part of activities to commemorate the 72 nd Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Day (HMKG), BMKG has organized a unique, educational, and creative activity to create 365 streamline maps in only 1 hour 45 minutes involving 365 participants consisting of BMKG staff who are still active, lecturers, and students of BMKG School of Meteorology.
Publish Date: 17 July 2019
Twice-daily weather forecasts are now being issued for the fishing community on Lake Victoria as part of a coordinated campaign to improve early warning systems and increase resilience to extreme weather in the largest freshwater body in Africa and the biggest inland fishery in the world.