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Publish Date: 15 June 2018
An international initiative to improve early warning systems against extreme weather and support climate change adaptation is gaining momentum to protect more people in more places. Financing has been extended to cover the Caribbean and West African regions. The Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative, launched in 2015, has been operating in 19 countries in Africa and the Pacific. It is improving early warning systems to protect the most vulnerable populations against hazards like tropical cyclones and floods in Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States.
Publish Date: 19 June 2018
Global temperatures for the first five months of the year have been the highest on record for a La Niña year, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. May 2018 was the fourth warmest May on record, the 42nd consecutive May and the 401st consecutive month above the 20th century average.
Publish Date: 14 June 2018
Information about the actual and expected weather, storm warnings and air quality in all cities hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the Russian Federation are available at a dedicated website provided by Rosyhydromet.
Publish Date: 8 January 2018
The start of 2018 has been marked by extreme weather, including heat, cold, precipitation and high winds, with widespread impacts on public safety, transport, energy and health. National meteorological and hydrological services have issued regular and reliable forecasts and warnings about the weather and water-related hazards.
Publish Date: 2 March 2018
The end of the Northern hemisphere winter has been marked by extreme weather conditions, with exceptionally high temperatures in the Arctic, an extended cold wave and heavy precipitation in Europe and Atlantic storms.
Publish Date: 23 March 2018
A new Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems Checklist has been issued as part of an internationally-coordinated drive to protect people and property from extreme weather events, which are increasing as a result of climate change.
Publish Date: 26 March 2018
The WMO Commission for Basic Systems (CBS) is holding a special technical conference to brainstorm on future directions on data, infrastructure and service issues. This guidance is necessary because technology and science is advancing quickly, and WMO and its Members need to respond rapidly to changes in order to continue to improve weather, climate and water operations and services.
Publish Date: 6 April 2018
March 2018 was the third warmest on record, according to the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting Copernicus Climate Change service. Although not as exceptional as the values for March 2016 and March 2017, it was in line with the upward trend of 0.18°C per decade seen in global temperature data from 1979 onwards, according to the monthly report.
Publish Date: 10 April 2018
The first of the four Special Observing Periods during the Year of Polar Prediction has been successfully completed on March 31. Station staff from 16 different meteorological stations in the Arctic launched more than 1,900 additional weather balloons from 1 February to 31 March 2018, amounting to up to four extra radiosonde launches per day.