Region VI: Europe

The WMO Regional Office for Europe serves the needs of the 50 Member States, covering Europe, South Caucasus, and the Middle East. The geographical diversity of the region introduces a wide range of climatic and meteorological challenges that have consequential impacts on society and the environment.
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The region experiences a variety of extreme weather conditions, from heavy rains and snowfall to heat waves and droughts, further intensified by climate change. These challenges heighten the need for specialized early warning systems and robust weather services. 

The Regional Office for Europe supports the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) to strengthen data exchange, operational capacities in monitoring and forecasting, and to develop early warning systems. 

Collaboration with key partners, such as the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), EUMETSAT, EUMETNET, European Union and different UN agencies is crucial in building knowhow and exchanging expertise, aimed at better preparing the region for the challenges caused by the climate change. 

The region is diverse in terms of socio-economic circumstances, with highly developed nations alongside emerging economies. This creates opportunities to utilize the technologies and innovations from the developed countries for the benefit of the region as a whole and contribute to the UN 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. 

For additional information, please contact the Regional Office at or visit the Regional Office for Europe on the Community platform.

WMO Offices in the region

WMO Regional Office for Europe (ROE)

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) 

7bis, avenue de la Paix, 
Case postale 2300 
CH-1211 Geneva 2