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Publish Date: 21 February 2018
WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas has met with the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Yahya Ould Hademine, to agree on the preparation of a development plan for its National Meteorological and Hydrological Service.
Publish Date: 16 February 2018
The Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum has issued its seasonal outlook for the forthcoming March to May period, which is an important rainfall season over the equatorial parts of the region. Drought-hit areas including Somalia, southeastern Ethiopia and western Kenya may, once again, receive depressed rainfall, with far-reaching socio-economic and humanitarian implications.
Publish Date: 8 February 2018
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is marked on 11 February to improve access for women to technology, science education and technical training and to strengthen the position of female scientists and technologists. WMO actively encourages more women to become meteorologists, hydrologists, climate scientists and oceanographers and nurtures leadership talent through dedicated training workshops and conferences to help women break through the so-called glass ceiling. In celebration of the International day of Women and Girls in Science, WMO is publishing an interview with four...
Publish Date: 2 February 2018
The Arctic Winter Special Observing Period (SOP1) of the Year of Polar Prediction* (YOPP) commenced on 1 February 2018. WMO looks forward to the extensive extra observations to be conducted by the YOPP community at numerous Arctic stations, as a part of YOPP-endorsed field campaigns, and by autonomous instruments. These observations will help to shed light on the value of different kinds of measurements for environmental prediction in the Arctic and beyond. Numerical experimentation with these observations and internationally coordinated verification activities, in particular at YOPP...
Publish Date: 31 January 2018
In Senegal, cereal production is estimated to have increased by 20% in 2017 compared to 2016. Climate experts will investigate how much climate services contributed to this improvement in coming years, given Senegal’s dedication to ramping up climate services in the country.
Publish Date: 29 January 2018
An expert review has been launched of the effectiveness of early warnings in the Caribbean during the devastating 2017 hurricane season in order to strengthen resilience against future disasters. The World Meteorological Organization and regional and international partners will make the assessment as part of the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative. Findings are expected to be published in 2018, ahead of the next North Atlantic and Caribbean hurricane season.
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: 8 January 2018
The World Meteorology Organisation (WMO) and the World Energy & Meteorology Council (WEMC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to make climate and weather information and knowledge more readily available to the energy sector.
Publish Date: 19 December 2017
The 2017 global land and ocean temperature will likely end among the three warmest years on record, and is expected to be the warmest year without a warming El Niño.
Publish Date: 21 December 2017
The World Meteorological Organization’s Voluntary Cooperation Programme (VCP), a demand-driven, small-grants programme, that supports National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) in developing and least developed countries and small island developing states, is marking its 50 th anniversary.