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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: 10 July 2019
May 2019 goes on record as the fifth hottest May ever experienced in Bahrain since 1902. The mean temperature of the month was 32.0°C which is 2.2°C above the long-term normal for May and this goes on record as the fifth highest mean temperatures for the month of May since 1902. This is same as May 2016 and exceeded by May 2012 with a record of 32.8°C, May 2017 with a record of 32.6°C, May 2014 & 2015 with a record of 32.4°C and May 2011 with a record of 32.2°C. Read more >>
Publish Date: 20 June 2019
The Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS), in collaboration with the WMO, conducted the first run of theTraining Course on Aeronautical Meteorology for National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of the Southwest Pacific Island States and Territories in Singapore on 27 – 31 May 2019. The training course was conducted in support of the WMO longlong long-term goal on essential service delivery in developing countries. Aviation weather services is the third highest priority area for the Regional Association (RA) V based on a regional survey conducted in 2018. Read more >>
Publish Date: 20 June 2019
Although summer had once again made a brief, early appearance in April, the weather took a completely different direction in May. During the first half of the month, in particular, cool air repeatedly arrived from the north and north-west. The accompanying high pressure brought sunny weather on some days yet there were again widespread night-time frosts. At other times, low-pressure areas brought significant precipitation, particularly in the south, which briefly fell as snow, even in lowland areas. All in all, May was the first month with below-average temperatures after thir-teen months...
Publish Date: 20 June 2019
Spring 2019 was very different from the previous year. Wintry weather marked the start of spring 2018 but it ended with hot summer temperatures. This year the contrast in temperatures was definitely less. Instead, a series of severe storms swept over the country in March. April started with a drought, which, however, did not continue in May, when weather conditions were cool and most areas received sufficient precipitation. Spring overall was somewhat too warm and sunny with normal precipitation totals. This is what the initial analysis by the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) of data from its...
Publish Date: 19 June 2019
The city of Ghat, which is located about 1,300 kilometers southwest of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, suffered from heavy rains, which hit the city from 3 - 7 / 6 / 2019 causing the worst floods ever due to its geographical location in a low area between Acacus and Tassili Mountains. Read more: NMC's brief summary of the catastrophic floods , some photos of this severe disaster
Publish Date: 13 June 2019
This issue covers: Launch of the new JMA's One-month Guidance Tool / Incorporation of Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) for drought monitoring / into the ClimatView tool- Summary of Japan's Climatic Characteristics for 2018 / El Nino Outlook (June; December 2019) / JMA’s Seasonal Numerical Ensemble Prediction for Boreal Summer 2019 / Warm Season Outlook for Summer 2019 in Japan / Summary of the 2018/2019 Asian Winter Monsoon / TCC contributions to Regional Climate Outlook Forums in Asia / JMA Advisory Panel on Extreme Climate Events: collaboration between research and operation in Japan...
Publish Date: 5 June 2019
An outstanding heat wave occurred in Israel on May 22-24 th . Extremely high temperaures were recorded on May 23 rd and 24 th , some of them were record-breaking. On May 23 rd , temperatures reached 43-45°C in many areas: the Coastal Plain, the Judean Foothills, the northern Negev, the Jordan Valley and the Arava. In the Northern Valleys and the northern Coastal Plain 39-42°C were recorded and in the mountains temperatures reached 35-37°C. The heat wave continued on May 24 th becoming even more intense in the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea area and the northern Arava with highs of 45-48°C. Read...