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The Met Office and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed an agreement to work together to build greater resilience to weather and climate extremes in some of the most vulnerable countries in the world.

The partnership aims to address the current risks and future impacts of climate change in Asia and the Pacific which have recently been highlighted by Working Group II of the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report. Rob Varley, CEO of the Met Office, and Juan Miranda, Managing Director General of the  ADB signed the agreement at the bank's headquarters in Manila. While there, Rob also presented to ADB on the future challenges facing National Meteorological and Hydrological Services and the opportunities for partnership focusing on the need to apply science through to services and ultimately action.

Du 10 janvier au 28 février 2015, une équipe de recherche réalise, dans cadre du projet LEFE-PASSY*, une campagne de mesures atmosphériques dans la vallée de l'Arve, en Haute-Savoie. Pilotée par le Centre national de recherches météorologiques de Météo-France(CNRM-GAME, Météo-France/CNRS), elle a pour objectif d'améliorer la prévision des épisodes hivernaux de pollution aux particules fines, plus fréquents sur ce site qu'en d'autres territoires de la région Rhône-Alpes.

Normal Winter Rains Predicted

On the basis of prevailing Atmospheric Circulation and Global weather condition, the probable winter (January-March) precipitation is predicted over Pakistan. The outcome of the computations is stated here

Jeremiah Lengoasa, the Deputy Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), visited the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) on 13 and 14 January 2015 in conjunction with his attendance at the Tokyo Conference on International Study for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience (held from 14 to 16 January).

On 13 January, Mr. Lengoasa paid a courtesy visit to Noritake Nishide, the Director-General of JMA and Permanent Representative of Japan with WMO. Mr. Nishide briefly explained JMA's efforts, and the two leaders exchanged views on the collaborative relationship enjoyed between JMA and WMO.

Overview:

Oceanic indices suggest El Niño-like pattern during December 2014, while atmospheric features reflect El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO)-neutral warm conditions
The SSTA at the central and eastern equatorial Pacific (CEEP) has reached borderline weak El Niño thresholds beginning in September-October-November season (SON 2014). Most computer models favour ENSO-neutral warm conditions to persist during the Dec-January-February (DJF) season. El Niño Watch continues.

Le  mois de janvier  2015 a été surtout, marqué au début, par des conditions stables sur l’ensemble du pays  avec cependant  des nuits gélives notamment vers les régions de l’intérieur ou le thermomètre est descendu à - 06°c/ -07°c (Sétif, El Bayadh, Batna,..) touchant même les régions sahariennes avec des mini de – 04°c  (El Goléa, Djanet,..).

 During this summer, average maximum temperature will be above normal and higher than that of last year (2014) while total rain will be below normal and near that of last year. However, some rain appears during this season, it is still not adequate for consumption and agricultural utilization. People in many areas will suffer from continuous drought like the summer of last year, thus water usage should be efficiently optimized.  

La Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET), adscrita a la Secretaría de Estado de Medio Ambiente del Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente, está promoviendo el desarrollo de proyectos meteorológicos, climatológicos e hidrológicos para mejorar la prestación de los servicios en África. Estas acciones han sido reconocidas en la última reunión de la Asociación Regional I (AR I, África) de la Organización Meteorológica Mundial (OMM), que ha tenido lugar recientemente en Cabo Verde.

The Bureau of Meteorology has published its Annual Climate Report 2014, the comprehensive accompaniment to its Annual Climate Statement issued on 6 January 2015.

Both the Annual Climate Report and Statement confirm Australia recorded its third warmest calendar year in 2014 since national temperature records began in 1910.

Assistant Director for Climate Information Services, Neil Plummer, said 2014 was characterised by frequent heatwaves and warm spells, and a notable reduction in cold weather.

NOAA scientists are warning that warm ocean temperatures in the tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans could set the stage for major coral bleaching events across the globe in 2015.

Their warnings follow severe bleaching in 2014, and come with the release of the most recent outlook from NOAA’s Coral Reef Watch, a weekly product that forecasts the potential for coral bleaching up to four months in the future.

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