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The climate of India was significantly warmer than normal during 2015 in line with the warmer than normal global climate observed during the period. According to the India Meteorological Department, the annual mean land-surface air temperature averaged over the country during 2015 was +0.670C above the 1961-1990 average, thus making the year 2015 as the third warmest year on record since nation-wide records commenced in 1901. The warmest ever annual mean temperature was recorded in 2009 (+0.77 0C) followed by 2010 (+0.75 0C).

The warmer than normal climate over India can also be attributed to the below-average rainfall level observed over the country as a whole, which was 91% of the Long Period (1951-2000) Average (LPA). The annual rainfall deficiency was mainly due to the significantly below-average (86% of LPA) rainfall during the principal rainy season (the southwest monsoon season in June-September).


Jakarta, The rainy season in Indonesia will reach its peak intensity at the end of January until February 2016. This statement was made by BMKG (The Agency of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics of the Republic of Indonesia) on Friday (22/1) at BMKG office, Jakarta. 

BMKG has indicate phenomenon’s that make this peak situation is favorable. Some of those phenomenons are the active Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) in Indonesian region, strong westerly wind and active Asian Monsoon.


Jakarta-Indonesia, Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrived in Dili, Timor Leste for a state visit on January 26. This visit is the first visit of President Jokowi to Timor Leste in a move to strengthen the two nations’ relations.

During the visit, Jokowi meets with Timor Leste’s President Taur Matan Ruak and Prime Minister Maria De Araujo. With this visit, the two sides plan to ink some Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) including in Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics sector.

Abdulla Mandoos, Permanent Representative of UAE with WMO (right) received the Emirates Appreciation Award for the Environment on behalf of the National Center for Meteorology and Seismology.  The Award, a high profile event, is granted by the Ministry of Environment and Water in collaboration with the Zayed International Foundation for the Environment.

The M2 marine weather buoy in the Irish Sea set two new records on Dec 30 last in high seas associated with Storm Frank.

At 6AM a 6.2m record was set for for Significant Wave Height*, breaking the previous record of 5.8m set on 27 Dec 2013. Later at 8AM a Maximum Individual Wave of 9.7m was recorded, breaking the previous record of 9.08m set on 5 Dec 2015.


China on Tuesday launched its most sophisticated observation satellite, Gaofen-4, as part of the country's high-definition (HD) earth observation project.

Gaofen-4 was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan at 00:04 a.m. aboard a Long March-3B carrier rocket. It was the 222th flight of the Long March rocket series, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND).


La température moyenne sur la France a été supérieure aux normales* durant une grande partie de l'année, à l'exception des mois de février, septembre et octobre. L'année a été marquée par deux épisodes de canicule en juillet et une fin d'année exceptionnellement douce. La douceur a été remarquable sur la moitié est du pays où les températures ont souvent été en moyenne supérieures de plus de 1 °C aux normales. En moyenne sur la France et sur l'année, la température moyenne a dépassé de 1 °C la normale, plaçant 2015 au troisième rang des années les plus chaudes depuis 1900, derrière 2014 (+1.2 °C) et 2011 (+1.1 °C).

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Canadians had plenty to “weather” in 2015 as Mother Nature either froze, buried, scorched, blew or frightened us at various times throughout the year. We endured weather bombs, nor’easters, a growing super El Niño, deluges and expensive hailers. Rarely have we seen a year with such a variety of weather contrasts from coast-to-coast. And while property damage from weather cost insurers and governments millions and the economy billions, this year we were spared devastating hurricanes, had fewer tornadoes and experienced less weather-related personal injuries and fatalities.


According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute statistics, 2015 was a record warm year in the most parts of the country.

Lapland was the only province in which the year was not quite the warmest but in the shared second place. The mean temperature in 2015 was 4.2°C, which is about 1.9°C warmer than the long-term average i.e. the period 1981–2010. As regards the whole country, only June and July were colder than average. February and March as well as November and December were proportionally the warmest periods as the mean temperature in the whole country was 4-6°C warmer than normal.    



Today’s release of the Bureau of Meteorology's Annual Climate Statement confirms the dominant influence of El Niño on Australia’s climate during 2015, with warmer than average temperatures recorded across the country.

Rainfall was well below average in southwest Western Australia, southeast South Australia, western to central Victoria, much of Tasmania and a large area of inland Queensland.

Acting Assistant Director for Climate Information Services, Dr Scott Power, said temperatures ranked as the fifth warmest on record for Australia in 2015.