World Meteorological Day: 23 March 2019

Sat 23/03/19

World Meteorological Day takes place every year on 23 March and commemorates the coming into force on 23 March 1950 of the Convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization. It showcases the essential contribution of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services to the safety and wellbeing of society and is celebrated with activities around the world. The themes chosen for World Meteorological Day reflect topical weather, climate or water-related issues.

The theme of World Meteorological Day 2018 was “Weather-ready, climate-smart”, which looked at the growing hazards – such as tropical cyclones, storm surges, heavy rains, heatwaves, and droughts – that are threatening global populations.  It is one of WMO’s top priorities to protect lives, livelihoods, and property from the risks related to weather, climate and water events.


2019 celebrations


World Meteorological Day 2019 will be looking at “The Sun, the Earth and the Weather”.

The Sun delivers the energy that powers all life on Earth. It drives the weather, ocean currents and hydrological cycle. It shapes our moods and daily activities. It is the inspiration for music, photography and art.

Take a look at the WMO 2019 calendar, which is based around this year's World Meteorological Day theme of 'The Sun, The Earth and The Weather'. 

For more information on World Meteorological Day, please visit the WMO website.