23 March: World Meteorological Day

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Every year 23rd of March, World Meteorological Day commemorates the coming into force of the Convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization on 23 March 1950. Throughout the world, activities are held to recognize the importance of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services to society’s safety and well-being.  On World Meteorological Day, themes related to weather, climate, or water are chosen.

World Meteorological Day 2023: Theme

The theme for World Meteorological Day 2023 is “Weather and Water: Climate Change Challenges and Solutions”. This year’s theme focuses on the impact of climate change on water resources and how meteorological services can help address this global challenge.

World Meteorological Day: History

Since 1950, when the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) was established, World Meteorological Day has been celebrated. It was established on 23 March 1950 with the aim of addressing all climate change and weather-related issues on a national and international scale.

World Meteorological Day: Significance & Celebration

On World Meteorological Day, we celebrate the important work of meteorological services and the vital role they play in promoting sustainable development and tackling climate change. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change

Climate change is one of the most significant challenges of our time, and its impacts are being felt worldwide. Changes in temperature, precipitation patterns, and sea levels are affecting the availability and quality of water resources, which has serious implications for agriculture, energy production, human health, and ecosystems.

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Meteorological services play a crucial role in monitoring and predicting changes in weather and climate patterns, including extreme events such as floods, droughts, and storms. By providing accurate and timely information, meteorological services help decision-makers and communities to prepare for and respond to these events, reducing the risk to human life and property.

In 2023, the World Meteorological Organization will celebrate its 150th anniversary.

Our changing climate is reminded by the anniversary, says the World Meteorological Organization. An era of industrial and human pollution was at its beginning when the International Meteorological Organization was established in 1873, the predecessor of the World Meteorological Organization.