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Publish Date: 1 December 2021
The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season officially concluded on 30 November. It was so active that, for the second consecutive year, it exhausted the regular list of names from WMO’s rotating...
Publish Date: 26 November 2021
The World Meteorological Organization and India Meteorological Department (IMD) have held a two-day regional workshop on the proposed Hydrological Status and Outlook System (HydroSOS) in the Ganga Brahmaputra Meghna (GBM) River Basin.
Publish Date: 19 November 2021
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: 16 November 2021
“Accelerate Green Transformation and Innovation towards Healthy, Resilient and Carbon-neutral Cities” was the theme of the 16th Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS 2021), held virtually from October 27 to 29, 2021.
Within its mandate in the areas of weather, climate and water, WMO focuses on many different aspects and issues from observations, information exchange and research to weather forecasts and early warnings, from capacity development and monitoring of greenhouse gases to application services and much, much more.
Publish Date: 8 November 2021
It is vital to scale up woefully inadequate adaptation funding for countries on the front-line of climate change. The tools and know-how are there – now we need the political will and financial clout to make this possible, according to speakers at a high-level UN-wide event at COP26 on 8 November.
Publish Date: 2 November 2021
Climate change is exacerbating both water scarcity and water-related hazards, as rising temperatures disrupt precipitation patterns and the entire water cycle. Currently, 3.6 billion people face inadequate access to water at least a month per year and this is expected to increase to more than 5 billion by 2050.
A quick glance at the notable recent tropical cyclones recorded below emphasizes the need for improved impact-based multi-hazard early warning systems, mitigation measures and working with those at risk to prepare them to take quick effective action to save lives.