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Publish Date: 15 March 2019
Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall on 14 March at 23.30 GMT, close to Beira City in Mozambique. Heavy rainfall, strong winds (above 150 km/h) and storm surge estimated at 2.5m height affected the region. Initial reports indicate there may be hundreds of deaths, and hundreds of thousands of people impacted in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
Publish Date: 11 March 2019
February 2019 was warmer than normal in temperatures with below average precipitation and relative humidities. The mean temperature of the month was 19.1°C which is 1.2°C above the long-term normal for February. The mean maximum temperature of the month was 22.0°C which is 0.8°C above the long-term normal. The highest temperature recorded during the month was 26.3°C which occurred on the 27th of February at Bahrain International Airport but recorded 27.6°C on the 16th of February at Durrat Al Bahrain. Read more >>
Research activities focusing on high-impact weather – from basic research in the academic community to operational contributions.
Start date1 June 1998
Start date13 May 2019
End date14 May 2019
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
MHEWC-II Concept Note (as of 7 March 2019) MHEWC-II Preliminary Programme (as of 7 March 2019)
Enabling worldwide use of timely, reliable and accurate Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) products and services in all time-scales for applications related to weather, climate, water and environment.
Start date1 June 1963
Setting technical standards, quality control procedures and guidance for the use of meteorological instruments and observation methods in order to promote development documentation and worldwide standardization.
Start date16 October 2015
Enhancing the contributions of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) to disaster risk reduction (DRR) at all levels in a more cooperative, cost-effective, systematic and sustainable manner.