World Meteorological Day

Every 23 March, the World Meteorological Organization commemorates the coming into force of the Convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization on 23 March 1950.

It showcases the essential contribution of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services to the safety and wellbeing of society and is celebrated with activities around the world. The themes chosen for World Meteorological Day reflect topical weather, climate or water-related issues.

The theme for World Meteorological Day 2024 is "At the frontline of climate action".

2017 - Understanding Clouds

2016 - Hotter, drier, wetter. Face the Future.

2015 - Climate knowledge for climate action

2014 - Weather and Climate: Engaging Youth

2013  -  Watching the weather to protect life and property: Celebrating 50 years of World Weather Watch

2012  -  Powering our future with weather, climate and water

2011  -  Climate for you

2010  -  60 years of service for your safety and well-being

2009 - Weather, climate and the air we breathe

2008  -  Observing our planet for a better future

2007  -  Polar Meteorology; Understanding Global Impact

2006  -  Preventing and mitigating natural disasters

2005  -  Weather, Climate, Water and Sustainable Development

2004  -  Weather, Climate and Water in the Information Age

2003  -  Our Future Climate

2002  -  Reducing Vulnerability to Weather and Climate Extremes

2001  -  Volunteers for Weather, Climate and Water

2000  -  The World Meteorological Organization - 50 years of service

1999  -  Weather, climate and health

1998  -  Weather, oceans and human activity

1997  -  Weather and water in cities

1996  -  Meteorology in the service of sports

1995  -  Public weather services

1994  -  Observing the weather and climate

1993  -  Meteorology and the transfer of technology

1992  -  Weather and climate services for sustainable development

1991  -  The atmosphere of the living planet Earth

1990  -  Natural disaster reduction: how Meteorological and Hydrological Services can help

1989  -  Meteorology in the service of aviation

1988  -  Meteorology and the media 

1987  -  Meteorology: a model of international cooperation

1986  -  Climate variations, drought and desertification

1985  -  Meteorology and public safety

1984  -  Meteorology aids food production

1983  -  The Weather observer

1982  -  Observing the weather from space

1981  -  World Weather Watch as a tool for development

1980  -  Man and climatic variability

1979  -  Meteorology and energy

1978  -  Meteorology and research for the future

1977  -  Weather and water

1976  -  Weather and food

1975  -  Meteorology and telecommunications

1974  -  Meteorology and tourism

1973  -  One hundred years of international cooperation in meteorology

1972  -  Meteorology and human environment

1971  -  Meteorology and human environment

1970  -  Meteorological education and training

1969  -  The economic value of meteorological services

1968  -  Meteorology and agriculture

1967  -  Weather and water

1966  -  World Weather Watch

1965  -  International cooperation in meteorology

1964  -  Meteorology as a factor of economic development

1963  -  Transport and meteorology (in particular, application of meteorology to aviation)

1962  -  Contribution of meteorology to agriculture and food production

1961  -  Meteorology - general themes