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. – World Meteorological Office WMD article
The theme of World Meteorological Day 2022 is
Early Warning and Early Action. Hydrometeorological and Climate Information for Disaster Risk Reduction
On Wednesday 23rd March, Met Éireann’s Head of Forecasting Evelyn Cusack will give the first in person Irish Met. Society public lecture in 2 years, in association with UCD Earth Institute. The topic of discussion will be ‘Early Warning and Early Action: Weather forecasts and warnings save lives and livelihoods‘. The lecture will take place in the O’Brien Science Centre, UCD, Belfield at 6:30pm. All are welcome. Register for free tickets here.
The World Meteorological Office will host a ceremony on World Meteorological Day on the theme of Early Warning and Early Action. Hydrometeorological and Climate Information for Disaster Risk Reduction. The event will be available as a live stream on YouTube, or join via Zoom, on 23rd March 2022 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm, further information is available here.
The World Meteorological Day ceremony will discuss Early Warning and Early Action. Hydrometeorological and Climate Information for Disaster Risk Reduction
-from World Meteorological Office article:
Weather, climate and water extremes are becoming more frequent and intense in many parts of the world as a result of climate change. More of us are exposed than ever before to multiple related hazards, which are themselves evolving as a result of population growth, urbanization and environmental degradation.
Forecasts of what the weather will BE are no longer enough. Impact-based forecasts that inform the public of what the weather will DO are vital to save lives and livelihoods. Yet one in three people are still not adequately covered by early warning systems.
Greater coordination between national meteorological and hydrological services, disaster management authorities and development agencies is fundamental to better prevention, preparedness and response.
COVID-19 has complicated the challenges facing society and weakened coping mechanisms. The pandemic has also highlighted that, in our inter-connected world, we need to embrace a truly multi-hazard, cross-border approach to make progress towards global goals on climate action, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development.
Being prepared and able to act at the right time, in the right place, can save many lives and protect the livelihoods of communities everywhere, both now and in the future.
World Meteorological Day 23 March 2022 therefore has the theme Early Warning and Early Action, and spotlights the vital importance of Hydrometeorological and Climate Information for Disaster Risk Reduction.