World Meteorological Organisation Current Affairs, GK & News

Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes (1970-2019)

Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes (1970-2019) was released on September 1, 2021. Key Findings According to the atlas, developed nations incurred the bulk of $3.6tn in economic losses because of severe weather events in past five decades. High death tolls in poorer countries have been partly reduced by ..

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Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update

Global Annual to Decadal 10-year Climate Update was released by United Kingdom’s Met Office led by World Meteorological Organisation. Key Findings According to the release, world will temporarily breach 1.5-Celsius warming mark within 2021-2025. It highlights, there is 40 percent chance of annual average global temperature will surpass 1.5C above pre-industrial temperatures, the warming limit ..

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Statement on Climate of India during 2020

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) recently released its Statement on Climate of India during 2020. According to IMD, 2020 was the eight warmest year on record since 1901. What are the Key Highlights of the Statement on Climate of India, 2020? Around twelve out of fifteen warmest years since 1901 were between 2006 and 2020. ..

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IMD commissions Flash Flood Guidance Services in South Asia

On October 23, 2020, India Meteorological Department commissioned the Flash Flood Guidance Services in South Asia. The service is first of its kind for the South Asian region. Highlights The Flood Guidance Service will include warning about threats six hours in advance, warnings about risks 24 hours in advance. The warnings are to be provided ..

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State of Climate Services Report of WMO: Key Facts

The World Meteorological Organization of United Nations recently released the “State of Climate Report”. Key Findings of the Report One on three individuals are not covered by disaster warning systems Frequency, severity and intensity of extreme climate events and weather have increased More than 108 million were affected by disasters such as floods, storms, droughts ..

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