World Meteorological Day - 23 March

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World Meteorological Day is celebrated every year on 23 March.

An Overview of the News

  • This day commemorates the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1950.

  • WMO operates as a specialized agency within the United Nations

Theme of World Meteorological Day

  • The theme of World Meteorological Day 2024 is "At the Frontier of Climate Action".

  • This emphasizes the critical need to address climate change and its potentially severe impacts.

History of World Meteorological Day

  • World Meteorological Day began with the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on March 23, 1950.

  • WMO was created with the primary purpose of forecasting weather patterns and predicting climate change.

  • One year after its establishment, WMO launched World Meteorological Day to celebrate its establishment and promote understanding of the importance of weather and climate forecasting.

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