On September 11, meteorological services for autumn planting and harvest were kicked off. Recently, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) revised and released a plan to further prop up relevant services and elevate the refined level of these services.
The Northern hemisphere just had its hottest summer and hottest August on record, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.At global level, it was the second warmest August on record and 0.94°C (1.69°F) above the 20th-century average of 15.6°C (1.69°F), according to the NOAA dataset.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres launched the high-level multi-agency United in Science report on 9 September with yet another appeal for urgent climate action to “ensure a liveable planet for this and future generations.”
On August 17, two typhoon names, Krathon and Pulasan, provided by Thailand and Malasia were officially unveiled. They will take the place of two typhoon names Mangkhut and Rumbia declared retired on the occasion of the 51th Session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the World Meteorological Organization Typhoon Committee.
Recently, Bounteum Sysouphanthavong, Director of Weather Forecast and Early Warning Division of Department of Meteorology and Hydrology of Laos sent the correspondence which expressed gratitude to World Meteorological Center Beijing (WMC-BJ) to provide forecasting products from custom-made interactive website for Laos, including GRAPES-GFS global model, Global smart grid prediction and Fengyun meteorological satellite cloud images.
Recently, the global objective weather forecast product independently developed by China Meteorological Administration (CMA) has been put into operation, which can provide real-time global 10-km grid point prediction at 3-hour interval for the next 10 days, refined weather forecast for 11621 cities across the globe, and weather forecast of the local time at 12-hour interval. This is a crucial measure in pushing ahead “global monitoring, global forecast, and global service” and will further expand the coverage of forecasting products and ramp up global forecasting and service capacities.
From May 18 to 31, 300 trainees from over 70 countries have joined online short-term climate monitoring and forecasting technique training held by China Meteorological Administration Training Centre (CMATC).