World Meteorological Day

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2023 DateMarch 23, 2023
2024 DateMarch 23, 2024
World Meteorological Day

World Meteorological Day History

World Meteorological Day seeks to commemorate the Convention of 1950 which established the World Meteorological Organization. The World Meteorological Organization is an inter-governmental organization with 193 member states and territories. It is a specialized agency of the UN which focuses on meteorology, hydrology, and geophysical sciences.

World Meteorological Day emphasizes the importance of national meteorological and hydrological services. It recognizes their efforts to ensure the safety and wellbeing of societies across the world. This day is observed annually on March 23rd.

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World Meteorological Day Facts & Quotes

  • The theme for World Meteorological Day in 2022 was Early Warning and Early Action. Hydrometeorological and Climate Information for Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • There will be 9.7 billion people living on Earth by 2050 according to the World Meteorological Organization.
  • According to the World Meteorological Organization, 40% of people in the world are affected by water scarcity.
  • By 2030, we see a world where all nations, especially the most vulnerable, are more resilient to the socioeconomic consequences of extreme weather, climate, water and other environmental events; and underpin their sustainable development through the best possible services, whether over land, at sea or in the air. - World Meteorological Organization

World Meteorological Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • View upcoming events that focus on climate issues.
  • Explore the online World Meteorological Organization Library. View reports and publications about the climate and what can be done to save it.
  • Watch documentaries that focus on climate issues to understand how we can resolve them. Here are our suggestions:
    2040 (2019)
    Our Planet (2019)
    Before the Flood (2016)

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