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Publish Date: 2 July 2019
An unusually early and intense heatwave has set new temperature records in Europe, posing a major threat to people's health, agriculture and the environment. Initial reports indicated that heat-health early warnings successfully limited the death toll.
Publish Date: 19 July 2019
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has confirmed that the Earth just had the warmest June on record, ahead of June 2016. This is in line with the other major datasets from NASA, the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecast Copernicus Climate Change Service and Japan Meteorological Agency.
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.
Publish Date: 12 July 2019
A new report has been published on the progress towards meeting the targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, which commit countries to mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change. Failure to meet the target on climate action jeopardizes progress in other areas.
Publish Date: 12 June 2019
The eighteenth World Meteorological Congress renewed its commitment to gender equality and diversity by adopting an updated Gender Action Plan (GAP), strengthening the network of gender advocates in the WMO community and marking World Oceans Day with the theme “Gender and oceans”.
Publish Date: 12 July 2019
Unusually hot and dry conditions in parts of the northern hemisphere have been conducive to fires raging from the Mediterranean to – in particular – the Arctic. Climate change, with rising temperatures and shifts in precipitation patterns, is amplifying the risk of wildfires and prolonging the season.
Publish Date: 10 June 2019
From 10 th to 13 th June 2019, Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) through the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), organized a training workshop to 30 TMA technical staff from meteorological stations in Tanzania in coding and decoding of weather and climate data. The training was conducted at Kibaha, Pwani region aiming at enhancing skills of technical staff (observers and meteorological officers) in coding and decoding various weather and climate reports. The staff came from different parts of Tanzania including Mtwara, Kilimanjaro, Kigoma, Songwe, Musoma, Zanzibar, Mwanza, Tabora...
Publish Date: 8 July 2019
On 08/07/2018 , Dar es Salaam, the acting Director General of Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) and GFCS-Project Delivery Team chairperson Dr. Ladislaus Chang’a officiated the opening of PICSA workshop. Dr. Chang’a told the participants that at the end of the training workshop, Tanzania through Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) will upgrade the production of quality data through the latest version of R-instant, and he expects participants to be competent enough to upscale the knowledge to other part of the country and continent in general. Read more >>
Publish Date: 11 July 2019
June 2019 goes on record as the hottest June ever experienced in Bahrain since 1902. The mean temperature of the month was 36.3°C which is 3.9°C above the long-term normal for June and this goes on record as the highest mean temperatures for the month of June since 1902. The old record was 35.7°C in June 2018. Read more >>
Publish Date: 20 June 2019
Sergej Zilitinkevich has been named as the winner of the prestigious International Meteorological Organization (IMO) Prize for his outstanding contribution to meteorology and climatology and scientific research.