Normal to above normal rainfall forecast for southwest monsoon season


Normal to above normal rainfall is most likely during the 2021 southwest monsoon season (June – September) over most parts of South Asia, according to an authoritative seasonal forecast from the South Asian Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF) released this week. Geographically, above-normal rainfall is most likely over some areas of the North West, along the foothills of […]

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Strong chance of La Nina from September, but above-average temperatures to rule – WMO


There is a 60 percent chance of a weak La Niña event developing during September to November 2020, according to a new El Niño/La Niña update from the World Meteorological Organization. Despite the tendency for La Niña to have a cooling effect on global temperatures overall, above-average temperatures are expected to be predominant. The El Niño/Southern […]

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No El Nino, but world still expected to be hotter due to climate change, says WMO


Above average temperatures are expected in many parts of the globe in the next few months, even without the presence of a warming El Niño event, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). El Nino causes a surge in global temperatures but researchers have now found human-induced climate change is as powerful as the natural […]

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Chances of El Nino developing by end of year as high as 70 percent – WMO


There is a 70% chance of an El Nino developing by the end of this year, according to the latest update from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Its intensity is currently uncertain, but a strong event appears unlikely, the agency said in a statement. The El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a naturally occurring phenomenon involving fluctuating ocean […]

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This year expected to be the hottest on record


It is very likely that 2016 will be the hottest year on record, with global temperatures even higher than the record-breaking temperatures in 2015. Preliminary data shows that 2016’s global temperatures are approximately 1.2° Celsius above pre-industrial levels, according to an assessment by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Global temperatures for January to September 2016 […]

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Hotter, Drier, Wetter. Face the Future


While last year made history with shattered temperature records, intense heatwaves, exceptional rainfall, devastating drought and unusual tropical cyclone activity, the record-breaking trend has continued in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). “The future is happening now,” said WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas, as the global body released its statement on the status of […]

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Climate change breaches symbolic thresholds, bad news for the planet, says WMO


The global average surface temperature in 2015 is likely to be the warmest on record and to reach the symbolic and significant milestone of 1° Celsius above the pre-industrial era. This is due to a combination of a strong El Niño and human-induced global warming, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said. The years 2011-2015 have […]

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