The flooding across Western Europe this summer has been devastating. Several lives were lost, and many more suffered the damages that the extreme rainfall caused. How come so many were taken by surprise by the flood? Could we not have foreseen this disaster?
Seasonal forecasts are becoming increasingly relevant as the weather is getting more extreme. Early indications of how the weather will be long into the future increases the ability to prepare for different scenarios. One way to distribute the forecasts to the people who need them is through Regional Climate Outlook Forums, and recently the first Norwegian one took place, arranged by Climate Futures.
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At the ICPAC training week in early June, Clare Nullis from WMO talked to the participants about how to handle… Read More »Insights on Public Information for Weather and Climate by Clare Nullis, WMO
Last week, the first publication from the CONFER project was published in Geophysical research letters with the title “Drivers of… Read More »First CONFER Publication: Drivers of Subseasonal Forecast Errors of the East African Short Rains
IGAD is launching a new system called East Africa Hazards Watch to track extreme events such as drought, cyclones, pests… Read More »Launching: Hazards Watch for East Africa