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Publish Date: 26 June 2017
For the first time in history, Senegal held a National Climate Outlook Forum, convening representatives from many different to discuss the 2017 seasonal precipitation forecast for Senegal. The seasonal forecast for July-August-September provides normal to wet (above normal) rainfall over most of the country. The probability is 40%. The start of the rainy season will be early to normal over much of the country with a high risk of dry spells early in the season. Downscaled forecasts at sub regional were also provided for a better sectoral planning.
Publish Date: 20 June 2017
Parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and southwestern USA have seen extremely high May and June temperatures, with a number of records broken. The heatwaves in Europe, which started unusually early, is now forecast to move eastwards to the eastern Mediterranean. They come as the Earth experiences another exceptionally warm year. Average global surface temperatures over land and sea were the second highest on record for the first five months of 2017, according to analyses by NOAA , NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting...
Publish Date: 19 June 2017
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Meteorological Organization have signed a memorandum of understanding to deepen cooperation to respond to climate variability and climate change, which, according to the agreement, "represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies, natural ecosystems and food security." Through their strengthened partnership, the two organizations will work on strengthening agro-meteorological services and making them more accessible to farmers and fishers; improve global and region-specific monitoring for early warning...
Publish Date: 15 June 2017
The first milestone has been reached in developing a multi-hazard early warning advisory system for South-East Europe to improve forecasts and warnings about hazards such as floods, severe storms, droughts and heat-waves, which have caused serious damages in the region in recent years. Representatives of the World Meteorological Organization, development partner USAID, numerous meteorological and hydrological services of South-East Europe and stakeholder organizations gathered in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 14 to 15 June to discuss the establishment of a South-East European Multi-Hazard Early...
Publish Date: 13 June 2017
The World Meteorological Organization’s Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project (SWFDP) has been extended to the Eastern Caribbean. An expert group meeting took place at the National Hurricane Centre in Miami, USA, from 23 to 26 May 2017 to develop the implementation plan for the sub-project.
Publish Date: 5 June 2017
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Publish Date: 4 November 2016
The Paris Agreement enters into force today, promising to energize global action under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The World Meteorological Organization and its members are committed to assisting governments to translate the Agreement’s words into reality by building climate resilience and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. “Science, technology and international collaboration are the most important tools we have for creating a zero-emissions future,” said WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas. “WMO will support the Paris Agreement by working with governments and...
Publish Date: 21 December 2016
The year 2016 remains on track to be the hottest year on record, with average global temperatures set to break even the records of 2015, according to data covering the first eleven months of the year. Temperatures spiked in the early months of 2016 because of a very strong El Niño event and remained well above the long-term average for the latter part of the year according to he reports from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts.
Publish Date: 11 November 2016
WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas briefed United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the state of the climate and record greenhouse gas concentrations at a meeting in New York ahead of the annual UN Chief Executives Board for Coordination Meeting on 9 November.
Publish Date: 16 December 2016
As part of WMO’s ongoing drive towards greater gender equality, the Commission for Hydrology organized a Women’s Leadership in Hydrology Workshop in Rome, Italy, 5-6 December 2016. Thirty female hydrologists from 30 countries spanning five continents participated in the two-day event ahead of the Commission for Hydrology session, gaining hands-on experience in participating in an international cooperation meeting.