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WMO steps up action on La Niña

23. december 2020, WMO, Novice, Vreme

The World Meteorological Organization has strengthened its support to governments, the United Nations, and stakeholders in climate sensitive sectors to mobilize preparations and minimize impacts of La Ni?a. In October, WMO declared that La Ni?a has developed and is expected to last into next year, affecting temperatures, precipitation and storm patterns in many parts of the world.?[[{"fid":"21021","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"WMO summary of La Ni?a, Dec 2020","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"WMO summary of...

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Tropical Cyclone Eloise threatens Mozambique

22.1.2021, WMO

Tropical Cyclone Eloise is intensifying and is expected to make landfall at 0300 UTC on 23 January in Mozambique, as the equivalent of a category 2 strength on the Saffir Simpson scale.
It will bring hurricane-force winds, heavy rainfall and the risk of coastal flooding, with widespread humanitarian impacts, and underlines once again the importance of WMO?s efforts to strengthen early warnings and build resilience, especially in vulnerable countries on the frontline of climate change.
Eloise impacted Madagascar before crossing the Mozambican Channel, killing at least one person and...

USA will rejoin Paris Agreement

21.1.2021, WMO

The World Meteorological Organization has joined the international community in welcoming the announcement by President Joe Biden that the United States of America will re-enter the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
UN Secretary-General Ant?nio Guterres issued the following?statement:
?I warmly welcome President Biden?s steps to re-enter the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and join the growing coalition of governments, cities, states, businesses and people taking ambitious action to confront the climate crisis.? ?
Following last year?s?Climate Ambition...

WMO supports healthy, sustainable, resilient cities

20.1.2021, WMO

A preparatory webinar for the 16th Global Forum on Human Settlements was held on January 15, 2021. Its theme was ?International Green Model City Initiative: Call for Stronger Actions Towards Healthy, Resilient, and Carbon-Neutral Cities.?
Approximately 30,000 professionals around the world participated, including WMO Deputy Secretary-General Elena Manaenkova. The meeting was opened by Lu Haifeng, Secretary General of Global Forum on Human Settlements.
In the five years since the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, an increasing number of countries, regions and cities have made...

Factors behind the heavy snowfall and low temperatures in Japan from mid-December 2020 onward and weather outlook - Japan Meteorological Agency

20.1.2021, WMO

Japan experienced a series of heavy snowfall events from mid-December 2020 onward, especially the Sea of Japan side of the country. The snowfall amounts were record-breaking in some places.?One of the factors for these events is considered to be the southward meandering of both the polar front and subtropical jet streams around Japan, resulting in continuous cold air flow into the country. The meandering of these polar front and subtropical jet streams was likely to be linked to a blocking high over western Siberia and the ongoing La Ni?a condition, respectively.?The summary of...

WMO head is named European of the Year by Readers Digest

18.1.2021, WMO

World Meteorological Organization Secretary-General Professor Petteri Taalas has been named ?European of the Year? by Readers Digest magazine for his role in galvanizing action on climate change.
Each year Reader's Digest editors in Europe nominate a shortlist of Europeans who have had a major influence on a pressing contemporary issue and are helping to make the world a better place. The award recognizes Prof Taalas's prominent role in Europe and at international level in in efforts to tackle climate change and its impacts.
"Growing numbers of states and individuals are aware of the...

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