The World Meteorological Day was first established in 1951 to commemorate the forming of the World Meteorological Organization on the 23rd of March 1950. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is the department of the united nations which specialized in atmospheric science climatology and hydrology and geophysics, in simple terms topics such as weather forecasting, climatic changes, the general movement of water mass on Earth so on. This scientific field is crucial for understanding and predicting weather and climate events that can have a significant impact on human activities, such as agriculture, transportation, and energy production. Meteorological data is also essential for emergency management, as it can provide advanced warning of natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods.
Every year world meteorological day is celebrated all over the world in the countries under the united nations. Every year a different theme is announced for World Meteorological Day by the WMO and this year it is “The future of weather, Climate and water across generations“. With all the ongoing environmental changes in the weather patterns, it has now become a global need to pay attention to this subject area more than ever.
Furthermore, the theme for World Meteorological Day 2023 highlights the importance of turning scientific knowledge into practical services that can help communities and governments prepare for and respond to weather and climate-related hazards. The WMO works to facilitate this process by supporting the development of national and international networks of meteorological observation and forecasting centers. These centers provide accurate and timely information to a wide range of users, from farmers to airlines to emergency responders.
As we mark World Meteorological Day 2023, it is worth reflecting on the tremendous progress that has been made in meteorology over the past several decades. Advances in technology, such as satellites and computer modeling, have greatly enhanced our ability to observe and understand the atmosphere. However, there is still much work and studies to be done to improve our understanding of weather and climate hazards and to ensure that this knowledge is effectively communicated to those who need it the most.
The World Meteorological Day serves as a reminder of the critical role that meteorologists and other related professions play in keeping us safe and supporting sustainable development.