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September 1, 2015

Training for weather forecasters and staff of the National Emergency Office (NEMO) to improve lead-time in issuing accurate severe weather warnings to the public, is being held in Nuku’alofa this week.

The one-week training by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on severe weather is also focused on looking at ways to improve the current severe weather services.

July 29, 2015

Professional surfers often know more about the big waves that threaten our coasts than our own Pacific Meteorological Services and communities.

This was a concern raised by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) at the Third Meeting of the Pacific Meteorological Council in Nuku’alofa last week.

July 16, 2015

Tonga is one of 14 Pacific Island countries that is expected to benefit from a new project aimed to provide nationally tailored information on seasonal climate prediction and improve climate services.
The three-year project funded by the Government of the Republic of Korea was launched during a Pacific Climate Scientists regional training and inception workshop held from July 15-17.

July 6, 2015

What happens if the climate forecast and agro-advisory information produced at the beginning of the season do not reach farmers and pastoralists? Or what if they do but farmers and pastoralists fail to understand the forecast or what decisions they need to make?

July 6, 2015

Geneva 1 July 2015 (WMO) The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have issued new joint guidance on Heat–Health Warning Systems to address the health risks posed by heatwaves, which are becoming more frequent and more intense as a result of climate change.

July 6, 2015

29th June to 3rd July 2015, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have conducted the training workshop on Climate Modelling in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 29th June to 03rd July 2015.

June 30, 2015

Tanzania will soon have the capacity to conduct weather forecasts for longer periods of between 30 and 150 years, thanks to a new technology and training of local experts from the United Kingdom.

June 25, 2015

A Norwegian NGO and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) are partnering to increase the capacity of governments in Africa to address climate change, extreme weather events and variable rainfall.

June 24, 2015

President Obama is committed to combating the impacts of climate change and protecting the health of future generations.

June 23, 2015

The Norwegian Refugee Council has signed an agreement with the World Meteorological Organization to send experts into the field to increase the capacity of national institutions to develop climate information and products that will help vulnerable African countries to cope with climate change, extreme weather and uncertain rainfall patterns.

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