Recently, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has kicked off the pilot program of Public-Private Engagement for Smart Meteorological Services in Mega-Cities (PPE-SMSC) online. PPE-SMSC is co-hosted by China Meteorological Administration (CMA), Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) and Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG).
The participants discussed how to improve disaster risk reduction (DRR) by reviewing and sharing Chinese practices, experiences and cases, in particular, the inter-ministerial and cross-sector coordination and interaction among meteorology, natural resources, hydrology, water, emergency management, urban management, etc.
To celebrate this year’s World Meteorological Day, meteorological departments in China have organized a series of activities. Meteorologists go to rural areas, schools and training classes, giving lectures online, doing live broadcasting shows, organizing quiz activities, etc,.
Affected by the cyclone in North Africa, a southeast gale of magnitude 5-6 occurred in northern Algeria at 6:00 on March 14 (UTC), with gusts of magnitude 9-10, accompanied by obvious sand blowing weather. The visibility decreased rapidly from about 10km to 5km. As the wind speed continued to increase, dust storms and strong dust storms occurred in northeastern Algeria at 12:00 (UTC), with a minimum visibility of only 200 meters. The dust has crossed the Mediterranean and affected Spain.
On February 16, tropical storm Dumako in Southwest Indian Ocean made landfall in eastern coastal region of Madagascar on February 15. Targeted at tropical storms frequently generated and affected Africa in Southwest Indian Ocean, CMA has continued to provide monitoring services.
Recently, Three Fengyun meteorological satellites, FY-3D, FY-4A, and FY-2H, have officially become on-duty satellites of CHARTER. They have provided relevant data service and monitoring service products for countries and territories like Madagascar, Mozambique and Malawi in January, 2022.
On December 17, the inaugural ceremony of Regional WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS), Beijing, was held in China Meteorological Administration (CMA). Mr. Zhuang Guangtai, Administrator of China Meteorological Administration (CMA) and Permanent Representative of China with WMO, expressed that CMA would leverage Regional WIGOS Centre, Beijing as a bridge to ramp up the regional and global data quality and observation capacity, and continue to inject new dynamism into the global and regional meteorological development.