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Updated: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:13:35 +0200

Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum

The Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum has issued its regional climate outlook for the September to December period, which is an important rainfall season for the equatorial sector.

08/27/2014 04:40 PM

Call for Stronger Action on Health and Climate

A top-level conference convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) has underlined the need for stronger action on climate-related health risks which are expected to be aggravated by climate change.

08/27/2014 04:40 PM

WMO calls for greater investments in weather and climate services in Small Island Developing States

Recognizing that Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are particularly vulnerable to climate impacts such as sea-level rise, reduced fisheries catch, droughts, floods, coastal surges, and typhoons (also known as hurricanes and cyclones), the World Meteorological Organization is urging SIDS and their partners to collaborate on developing stronger weather and climate services.

08/25/2014 10:19 AM

Successful World Weather Open Science Conference

The World Weather Open Science Conference, attended by more than 1,000 meteorologists, forecasters, social scientists and application developers from over 50 countries, has laid the foundations to face future challenges. The highly successful conference, held in Montreal from 16 to 21 August, reviewed the rapid progress made in weather science and forecasting over the last decade and investigated the possibilities for further scientific breakthroughs in the years ahead.

08/25/2014 10:18 AM

Meteorologists to make major push for more accurate, long-term and useful weather forecasts over the coming decade

Scientific advances on climate change have been grabbing the headlines this year. Meanwhile, a quiet revolution has been underway in the tightly linked field of meteorology. Eager to move weather forecasting skill rapidly forward over the next few years, some 1 000 scientists and experts are meeting in Montreal from 16 to 21 August for the first World Weather Open Science Conference to chart the future course of scientific research and its potential for generating new and improved weather services. "Thanks to major investments in research and observations, today’s five-day forecast is as reliable as the two-day forecast of 20 years ago," said Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization.

08/12/2014 10:18 AM

Global campaign launched to improve weather and climate services for small island developing states (SIDS)

A global campaign to improve weather and climate services for all small island developing states was launched today with the support of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and Digicel Pacific.

08/05/2014 04:06 PM

The World Weather Open Science Conference 2014 (WWOSC2014): "The Weather: what's the outlook?"

"The Weather: What's the Outlook," is the theme of the World Weather Open Science Conference 16-21 August, bringing together the entire weather science and user communities for the first time.

07/30/2014 11:18 AM

Latin America Climate Services Workshop

A regional workshop aimed at strengthening the provision of climate services like seasonal outlooks and El Nino forecasts and tailoring them to user needs in Latin America takes place in San Jose, Costa Rica 28-30 July.

07/28/2014 09:46 AM

NOAA and JMA: June is hottest June on record

The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for June 2014 was the highest for June since record keeping began, driven by record sea surface temperatures, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Japan Meteorological Agency's Tokyo Climate Center. May was also the hottest May on record.

07/24/2014 09:55 AM

Aeronautical Meteorological Services Face the Future _ Meeting focused on efficiency and safety as passenger numbers soar

The future provision of meteorological services vital to the safety and efficiency of the rapidly growing and globalizing airline industry was discussed at a major gathering in Montreal, Canada. Challenges such as volcanic ash and the impact of so-called space weather were also high on the agenda.

07/22/2014 05:09 PM


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