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Regional Climate Centres (RCCs)

WMO’s basic infrastructure has been extended to strengthen NMHSs capabilities in operationally generating and delivering up-to-date climate information and prediction products for climate services, especially 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 rnage of global-scale LRF products. Furthermore, WMO designated Regional Climate Centres (RCCs) are being established to generate and deliver more regionally-focused high-resolution data and 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 by NMHSs.

WMO RCCs are centres of excellence that create regional products including long-range forecasts that support regional and national climate activities and thereby strengthen capacity of WMO Members in a given region to deliver better climate services to national users.

Functions and Designation

RCC Implementation

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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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