World Meteorological Day 2022

World Meteorological Day 2022

Early Warning and Early Action

Hydrometeorological and Climate Information for Disaster Risk Reduction

Weather, climate and water extremes are becoming more frequent and intense in many parts of the world as a result of climate change. More of us are exposed than ever before to multiple related hazards, which are themselves evolving as a result of population growth, urbanization and environmental degradation.

Forecasts of what the weather will BE are no longer enough. Impact-based forecasts that inform the public of what the weather will DO are vital to save lives and livelihoods. Yet one in three people are still not adequately covered by early warning systems.

Greater coordination between national meteorological and hydrological services, disaster management authorities and development agencies is fundamental to better prevention, preparedness and response.

COVID-19 has complicated the challenges facing society and weakened coping mechanisms. The pandemic has also highlighted that, in our inter-connected world, we need to embrace a truly multi-hazard, cross-border approach to make progress towards global goals on climate action, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development.

Being prepared and able to act at the right time, in the right place, can save many lives and protect the livelihoods of communities everywhere, both now and in the future.

World Meteorological Day 23 March 2022 therefore has the theme Early Warning and Early Action, and spotlights the vital importance of Hydrometeorological and Climate Information for Disaster Risk Reduction.

World Meteorological Day Ceremony
World Meteorological Day 2022 Programme
The World Meteorological Day ceremony took place in Geneva on 23 March 2022. The live-stream recording of the event is available on our WMO YouTube channel in English.

UN Secretary-General's Message

Message on the occasion of World Meteorological Day 2022

WMO Secretary-General's Statement

Message on the occasion of World Meteorological Day 2022
Poster World Meteorological Day 2022
Promotional Materials
Posters, videos and other outreach materials for World Meteorological Day 2022 can be downloaded in high-resolution format in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish from our Trello Board.
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Bulletin Vol. 71(1)
Early Warning and Anticipatory Action
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WMO Atlas of Mortality (1970–2019)
An overview of impacts from weather, climate and water extremes globally from 1970 to 2019 based on disaster data from the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT).