Every March 23, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) commemorating the date on which the Convention Establishing the World Meteorological Organization came into force on March 23, 1950.
This day represents the essential contribution of National Hydrometeorological Services to the safety and well-being of society and is celebrated with activities around the world. The themes chosen for World Meteorological Day reflect topical issues related to weather, climate or water.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a United Nations organization, was established on March 23, 1950 to replace the International Meteorological Organization. It began operating in 1951 to coordinate member states in the fields of meteorology, operational hydrology and earth sciences to ensure the safety of their people. The first World Meteorological Day was celebrated on March 23, 1961.
Here are some themes from recent years:
The ocean, our climate and our weather, 2021
Climate and water, 2020
The sun, the earth and the weather, 2019
Weather-ready, climate-smart, 2018
Understanding clouds, 2017
Hotter, drier, wetter – Facing the future, 2016
Climate knowledge for climate action, 2015
Weather and Climate: Engaging Youth, 2014
Watching the Weather to Protect Life and Property: Celebrating 50 Years of the World Weather Watch, 2013
Powering our future with weather, climate and water, 2012
The climate for you, 2011
60 years serving your safety and well-being (2010)
The weather, climate and the air we breathe (2009)
Observing our planet for a better future (2008)
Polar Meteorology: Understanding Global Impacts (2007)
Natural Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (2006)
Weather, climate, water and sustainable development (2005)
Weather, Climate, Water in the Information Age (2004)
Our Future Climate (2003)
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