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UN weather agency says February saw more extreme heat and unusually high temperatures in both hemispheres

February saw more extreme heat and unusually high temperatures in both hemispheres, the UN weather agency (WMO) said on Friday.

UN weather agency says 2023 officially smashed global temperature records

With the annual average global temperature fast approaching the critical threshold of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, last year officially smashed the global temperature record, the UN weather agency (WMO) confirmed on Friday.

Northern hemisphere summer marked by heatwaves and wildfires: WMO

New York: A summer of extreme weather in the northern hemisphere is causing major damage to people’s health and the environment, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported on Monday, as countries from the United States to China battle intense heat.

Temperatures off the charts, but more records imminent: WMO

New York: Global sea surface temperatures reached a record high in May, June, and July – and the warming El Niño weather pattern is only just getting started – experts at the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday.

WMO calls for more investment in integrated weather and climate services

New York: The global transition to renewable energy will require greater investment in integrated weather and climate services, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday.

2022 confirmed as one of warmest years on record: WMO

New York: The UN weather agency, WMO, said on Thursday that 2022 was the fifth or sixth warmest year on record, adding to deep concerns that the likelihood of breaching the 1.5 degree Celsius limit of the Paris Agreement “is increasing with time”.

WMO releases ‘tell-tale signs’ of extreme weather conditions around the world

New York: From extreme floods to heat and drought, weather and climate-related disasters have affected millions and cost billions this year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday, describing the “tell-tale signs and impacts” of intensified climate change.

Climate change: WMO report urges faster action on transition to clean energy

New York: The UN weather agency issued an urgent appeal on Tuesday for governments everywhere to switch to cleaner forms of energy, such as solar, wind and hydro-electric power.

WMO: Climate change in Africa can destabilize ‘countries and entire regions’

New York: Water stress and hazards like withering droughts and devastating floods are hitting African communities, economies and ecosystems hard, according to a new report launched on Thursday by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Heat, drought and wildfires during one of the warmest Julys on record– WMO

New York: Amidst extreme heat, drought and wildfires, many parts of the world had just experienced one of three warmest Julys on record, the UN weather agency said on Tuesday.

WMO reports decrease in likelihood of severe Atlantic hurricane season ahead

New York: As the North Atlantic hurricane season enters its traditional peak period, the US National  Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) has adjusted its forecast to monitor the conditions which impact cyclonic activity, according to the UN weather agency, WMO, on Friday. 

‘No time to lose’ in curbing greenhouse gases – WMO report

New York: Last year, heat-trapping greenhouse gases reached a new record, surging above the planet's 2011-2020 average, and has continued in 2021, according to a new report published on Monday by the UN weather agency.

1888 Indian hailstorm named among all-time deadliest weather events in world

Geneva, May 20 (IBNS): The UN weather agency has named a hailstorm which hit India in 1888 as the deadliest hailstorm ever.

Extreme and unusual trends continue in 2017, says WMO

London, Mar 21 (IBNS): The year 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).