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Future ocean warming boosts tropical rainfall extremes
23rd February 2021

Future ocean warming boosts tropical rainfall extremes

Ocean warming predicted to cause a twofold increase in amplitude of rainfall fluctuations over the tropical Pacific. The El...

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WMO boosts regional cooperation in Asia-Pacific
22nd February 2021

WMO boosts regional cooperation in Asia-Pacific

The Typhoon Committee, which symbolizes the successful cooperation between WMO and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for...

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Artificial intelligence can boost disaster management
17th February 2021

Artificial intelligence can boost disaster management

The World Meteorological Organization is participating in a new interdisciplinary Focus Group to contend with the increasing prevalence and...

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Scintec announces new product launches for 2021
13th February 2021

Scintec announces new product launches for 2021

The year 2021 continues to pose a challenge to individuals all over the globe. Societies respond. Demands and markets are changing. People...

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A new lightning warning system from Biral
9th February 2021

A new lightning warning system from Biral

Volcanic activity and imminent eruptions can be detected with a novel new lightning warning system. In 2020 alone, the Smithsonian...

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Extreme weather events surge in number and impact - OTT Blog
4th February 2021

Extreme weather events surge in number and impact - OTT Blog

The weather is becoming deadlier. The past two decades brought nearly twice as many natural disasters as the 20 years before. Rising...

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Vaisala webinar - weather intelligence in your port
1st February 2021

Vaisala webinar - weather intelligence in your port

Join Vaisala in this webinar on Wednesday February 17 to learn more about how to take accurate measurements on ports, ships, and offshore...

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Filling the data gaps for effective adaptation investments
29th January 2021

Filling the data gaps for effective adaptation investments

The Systematic Observations Financing Facility - filling the data gaps for effective adaptation investments. Over the last two days, more...

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EEC selected to supply new weather radar to Hong Kong Observatory
22nd January 2021

EEC selected to supply new weather radar to Hong Kong Observatory

After many months of technical reviews and negotiations, the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) selected EEC to supply a new Defender SK850...

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Why a green electricity grid depends on weather forecasts improving
15th January 2021

Why a green electricity grid depends on weather forecasts improving

Boxing Day 2020 was so blustery that more than half of the UK’s daily electricity was met by wind power for the first time. Just over...

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Will Global Warming Bring a Change in the Winds?
12th January 2021

Will Global Warming Bring a Change in the Winds?

Dust from the Deep Sea Provides a Clue. The westerlies—or westerly winds—play an important role in weather and climate both...

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2020 closes a decade of exceptional heat
5th January 2021

2020 closes a decade of exceptional heat

As 2020 draws to an end, it closes the warmest decade (2011-2020) on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization. This year...

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World Climate Research Programme to be restructured
23rd December 2020

World Climate Research Programme to be restructured

The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) is to be restructured, building on its 40 years of successful fundamental climate research to...

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AI model shows promise to generate faster, more accurate weather forecasts
17th December 2020

AI model shows promise to generate faster, more accurate weather forecasts

Today's weather forecasts come from some of the most powerful computers on Earth. The huge machines churn through millions of calculations...

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WMO announces winners of Weather Apps Awards
16th December 2020

WMO announces winners of Weather Apps Awards

The World Meteorological Organization has announced the winners of a new Weather Apps Awards competition and its annual Calendar...

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Arctic Report Card confirms climate change disruption
11th December 2020

Arctic Report Card confirms climate change disruption

Climate change continues to disrupt the Arctic, with the second-highest air temperatures and second-lowest summer sea ice driving a cascade...

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UNEP Emissions Gap report urges “green pandemic recovery”
10th December 2020

UNEP Emissions Gap report urges “green pandemic recovery”

A green pandemic recovery could cut up to 25 per cent off predicted 2030 greenhouse gas emissions and bring the world closer to meeting the...

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Charting a New Climate: report released
8th December 2020

Charting a New Climate: report released

Charting a New Climate is a report on physical climate risks and opportunities from Phase II of the Task Force for Climate-related...

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26-member ACCORD consortium launched to improve forecasting in Europe
7th December 2020

26-member ACCORD consortium launched to improve forecasting in Europe

Met Éireann is now a member of ACCORD the largest research consortium globally focused on the research and development of...

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Record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season ends
2nd December 2020

Record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season ends

The extremely active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season officially ended on 30 November with a record-breaking 30 named tropical storms,...

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Greek giant's wind measurement campaign gets go ahead
30th November 2020

Greek giant's wind measurement campaign gets go ahead

ZX Lidars technology makes the challenging terrain of western Greece no obstacle to a comprehensive and accurate wind measurement...

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WMO welcomes launch of new ocean-monitoring satellite
26th November 2020

WMO welcomes launch of new ocean-monitoring satellite

The World Meteorological Organization has welcomed the successful launch of the Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich ocean-monitoring...

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Lunar Gateway Instruments to Improve Weather Forecasting
25th November 2020

Lunar Gateway Instruments to Improve Weather Forecasting

One of the first things people want to know before taking a trip is what the weather will be like wherever they are headed. For Artemis...

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Vaisala launches new temperature & humidity probe
24th November 2020

Vaisala launches new temperature & humidity probe

Vaisala to expand its premium Indigo product range with high-performance HMP1 probe for humidity and temperature measurements in high-end...

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Shift in atmospheric rivers could affect Antarctic sea ice, glaciers
24th November 2020

Shift in atmospheric rivers could affect Antarctic sea ice, glaciers

Weather systems responsible for transporting moisture from the tropics to temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere have been gradually...

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Vaisala webinar: energy efficiency with better weather insights
20th November 2020

Vaisala webinar: energy efficiency with better weather insights

Thursday 10 December. Heating and cooling demands are highly weather dependent: even minor fluctuations in temperature, humidity, wind...

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Upgraded radar for self-driving cars
20th November 2020

Upgraded radar for self-driving cars

A new kind of radar could make it possible for self-driving cars to navigate safely in bad weather. Electrical engineers at the University...

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A framework for research linking weather, climate and COVID-19
17th November 2020

A framework for research linking weather, climate and COVID-19

A framework for research linking weather, climate and COVID-19 has been published in Nature Communication. The paper follows the WMO...

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Acclimatise acquired by Willis Towers Watson
12th November 2020

Acclimatise acquired by Willis Towers Watson

Acclimatise has been acquired by leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, Willis Towers Watson. The move sees the...

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3D-printed weather stations could enable more science for less money
12th November 2020

3D-printed weather stations could enable more science for less money

An inexpensive monitoring system with 3D-printed parts and low-cost sensors might not last as long as a commercial one, but it can be just...

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New Atlantic Ocean atmospheric electricity study
6th November 2020

New Atlantic Ocean atmospheric electricity study

INESC TEC, together with the Portuguese Navy, within the scope of the Space Atmosphere Ocean Interactions in the Marine Boundary Layer...

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Caribbean has record-breaking heat season
5th November 2020

Caribbean has record-breaking heat season

A number of heat records were broken in the Caribbean in 2020. Notably, in September, Dominica, Grenada and Puerto Rico broke their...

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WMO and IATA Agree to Improve Aircraft Meteorological Reporting
3rd November 2020

WMO and IATA Agree to Improve Aircraft Meteorological Reporting

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and World Meteorological Organization have signed an agreement to increase and improve...

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South Asia Flash Flood Guidance System Launched
29th October 2020

South Asia Flash Flood Guidance System Launched

The South Asia Flash Flood Guidance System (South Asia FFGS) has been officially launched, ushering in the prospect of improved early...

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Earth just had its hottest September on record
19th October 2020

Earth just had its hottest September on record

With 3 months left, 2020 could rank among three-warmest years on record for globe Unprecedented heat around the world vaulted September...

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Volta Basin seeks to increase resilience to floods and drought
13th October 2020

Volta Basin seeks to increase resilience to floods and drought

In the past few months many parts of the Volta Basin have been hit by heavy rainfall, causing floods which have displaced thousands of...

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ECMWF moves towards a policy of open data
13th October 2020

ECMWF moves towards a policy of open data

From today (7 October 2020), hundreds of ECMWF forecast charts will become free and accessible to all. Medium-range, extended-range and...

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Vaisala's new method for detecting power transformer air leaks
25th September 2020

Vaisala's new method for detecting power transformer air leaks

The new method, based on measuring total pressure of all dissolved gases in the power transformer insulation oil, will help customers...

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Satellite telemetry supports flood protection in Scotland
25th September 2020

Satellite telemetry supports flood protection in Scotland

In recent years the development of flood warning systems has benefited from advances in sensor, datalogger and communications technology....

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Anniversary for Orbital Micro Systems’ IOD-1 GEMS EO Satellite
25th September 2020

Anniversary for Orbital Micro Systems’ IOD-1 GEMS EO Satellite

Orbital Micro Systems (OMS) recently marked the one-year anniversary of their IOD-1 GEMS Earth Observation (EO) satellite. The system, part...

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Meteorage launches the GLISS project
24th September 2020

Meteorage launches the GLISS project

Global Lightning Information Services System Dedicated to National Met Services, GLISS is a solution to help developing countries mitigate...

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 Artwork shows changes in air pollution during lockdown
23rd September 2020

Artwork shows changes in air pollution during lockdown

A scientist at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) has contributed to a digital artwork showing the impact of the COVID-19...

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Solar Panels Power World’s Highest Weather Station
23rd September 2020

Solar Panels Power World’s Highest Weather Station

For anyone who scoffs at the notion that solar panels work in cold weather, check out this new weather station sitting on the Balcony just...

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Standalone lightning warning system for petrochemical facilities
19th September 2020

Standalone lightning warning system for petrochemical facilities

Lightning strikes the ground in the UK around 300,000 times a year and for many petrochemical manufacturing facilities they can play a...

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Accolade for OMS from Frost & Sullivan
10th September 2020

Accolade for OMS from Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan Selects Orbital Micro Systems for its 2020 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award in Environmental Monitoring...

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 South Asian forecasters are trained in flash floods warnings
11th August 2020

South Asian forecasters are trained in flash floods warnings

A global initiative to improve early warnings of flash floods – one of the deadliest natural hazards _ has advanced in South Asia,...

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Arctic: heat, fire and melting ice
11th August 2020

Arctic: heat, fire and melting ice

Exceptional and prolonged heat in Siberia has fuelled unprecedented Arctic fires, with high carbon emissions. At the same time, rapidly...

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WMO will verify temperature of 54.4°C in USA
11th August 2020

WMO will verify temperature of 54.4°C in USA

The World Meteorological Organization will verify a temperature reading of 54.4°C (130°F), recorded at Death Valley, California, on...

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Seattle Avionics Selects Baron to Deliver High-quality Weather Data
11th August 2020

Seattle Avionics Selects Baron to Deliver High-quality Weather Data

API Integration puts data directly into the hands of pilots. Seattle Avionics is a leader in flight information software. Since the...

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Contagion model to predict flooding in urban areas
11th August 2020

Contagion model to predict flooding in urban areas

Inspired by the same modeling and mathematical laws used to predict the spread of pandemics, researchers at Texas A&M University have...

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New microsite now live for thunderstorm detection system
11th August 2020

New microsite now live for thunderstorm detection system

Meteorological equipment specialist Biral has just launched a new, mobile friendly microsite www.lightningearlywarning.com for its new and...

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Biral celebrates 45th anniversary
11th August 2020

Biral celebrates 45th anniversary

This month sees the 45th anniversary of Biral, one of the World’s leading manufacturers of specialist meteorological...

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