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Regional Climate Centres (RCCs)

WMO’s basic infrastructure has been extended to strengthen the capabilities of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services in generating and delivering up-to-date climate information and prediction products for climate services in support of climate adaptation and risk management.

Accordingly, several WMO designated Global Producing Centres (GPCs) of Long Range Forecasts (LRF) have been established to provide a range of global-scale LRF products. 

Furthermore, WMO designated Regional Climate Centres (RCCs) are being established to deliver more regionally-focused high-resolution products as well as training and capacity building. 

GPCs and RCCs constitute integral components of WMO’s Global Data Processing and Forecasting System (GDPFS), underpinning the generation of climate information products created by NMHSs.

WMO Regional Climate Centres are centres of excellence that create regional products including long-range forecasts that support regional and national climate activities, thereby strengthening the capacity of WMO Members to deliver better climate services.


Functions and Designation

RCC Implementation


Useful Links

More Information

For more information on WMO RCC designation process, contact the WMO Secretariat here.  For specific RCC products, please contact the concerned WMO RCCs or Pilots at the links given above.

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