June 2015

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        Integrated System Supports Relief Efforts in Nepal

The China Meteorological Administration (CMA) Broadcast System for Meteorological Data (CMACast) and Meteorological Information Comprehensive Analysis and Process System (MICAPS) served as the main weather forecast platform for the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) of Nepal within the first 24 hours of the earthquake, when local Internet failed.

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2015 Floods in Madagascar       2015 Floods in Madagascar

Torrential rains and flooding have killed at least 20 people and displaced almost 72 000 in Madagascar since the beginning of the year. On 26 February, in just 24 hours, 129 mm of rain came pelting down in the Analamanga region – 14 times the norm for that month.

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        New S2S Database Available

On 8 May, the Sub-seasonal to Seasonal Prediction Project (S2S) database – apps.ecmwf.int/datasets/data/s2s/ – went live. Launched as a joint research initiative by the World Weather Research Program (WWRP) and World Climate Research Program (WCRP), the database contains sub-seasonal (up to 60 days) and near-real time forecasts (3 weeks behind real-time) and reforecasts (sometimes known as hindcasts).

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        Kampala Declaration Calls for Improved Climate Services

The Workshop on Improving Climate Services for Farmers in Africa and South Asia, held in Uganda from 20 to 22 April, adopted the Kampala Declaration, which establishes the Regional Network of Farmers of Africa and South Asia (RENOFASA).

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        South Asian Region: Climate Outlook; Water and Drought

The South Asian Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF), held from 20 to 22 April, issued a seasonal outlook (www.wmo.int/pages/prog/ wcp/wcasp/clips/outlooks/climate_forecasts.html) predicting below average rainfall over large tracts of South Asia during the forthcom- ing summer monsoon.

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        Drought Activities on South-Eastern Europe

Two south-eastern Europe drought workshops took place in Bucharest, Romania, from 20 to 22 April, to review current activities and develop proposals for future drought projects in the region.

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        Support to the Republic of Georgia on Agricultural Meteorology

A team of experts from WMO and the Meteorological Services of Romania and Turkey visited the Republic of Georgia from 21 to 25 April to review the status of their agrometeorological service and develop recommendations.

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        First Meeting of the Experts of the OPACE-4

The WMO Commission for Climatology (CCl) is comprised of five Open Panels of Experts (OPACE), which contribute to all the components of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS).

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        Training Course on Satellite Products in Agrometeorology

The Fourth Edition of the training course on the use of satellite products in agrometeorology was held from 23 to 27 March in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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        Climatology – The Foundation of Climate Services

In March, Météo-France held its annual two-week workshop on “Climatology – The Foundation of Climate Services,” which aims to teach the state of the art in the field of climatology, from data meas- urement to climate change.

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Engaging Weather Presenters on Climate Change       Engaging Weather Presenters on Climate Change

For the second year in a row, WMO and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), with support from the United Nations Foundation, have organized a workshop on climate science within the framework of the annual International Weather and Climate Forum.

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amcomet       AMCOMET

The Third Session of the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET-3), hosted by Cabo Verde from 10 to 14 February, coor- dinated and accelerated regional efforts to strengthen resilience to severe weather hazards and adaptation to climate change.

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Judith       Announcement

Obituary for Bienvenue Judith Sanfo,
Judith de la Direction de la Météorologie Nationale de Burkina Faso, est décédée le 27 février de 2015, suite à une longue maladie. Malgré une certaine amélioration temporaire qui a donné à ses amis un peu d'espoir, elle a succombé à cette maladie.

In Memoriam Bienvenue Judith Sanfo [PDF]

         
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amcomet       New EBook

“The Value of Water Monitoring” – a free resource that quantifies and qualifies the value of water monitoring in an effort to help resolve the global funding crisis. Would you be interested in either (1) an interview with Stu Hamilton or (2) using one or more section(s) of the eBook as a contributed article (the chapters were written to standalone and we can provide you with the graphics).

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        Newly Issued

Valuing Weather and Climate: Economic Assessment of Meteorological and Hydrological Services, WMO No. 1153, ISBN 978-92-63-11153-1. Availble in English. French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic in preparation.

WMO Capacity Development Strategy and Implementation Plan
, WMO No. 1133, ISBN 978-92-63-1133-3. Available in English.

Management Committee of the Intergovernmental Board on Climate Services, Second Session, WMO No. 1154, ISBN 978-92- 63-11154-8. Available in English.

Heatwaves and Health : Guidance on Warning-System Development, WMO No. 1142, ISBN 978-92-63-11142-5. Available in English.

         
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