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WMO releases ‘tell-tale signs’ of extreme weather conditions around the world

“Record breaking heatwaves have been observed in China, Europe, North plus South America”, the WMO chief added. “The durable drought in the Horn of Africa threatens a humanitarian catastrophe The apparent need to do much more to cut greenhouse gas emissions was once again underscored throughout events within 2022, said the UN weather agency, advocating meant for strengthened climate change adaptation, including universal access to early warnings.

On warmest monitor

The Greenland ice linen lost mass for the 26th  consecutive year and it rained –rather than snowed – on the summit for the first time within September. Record breaking rain within July and August led to extensive flooding in Pakistan, which caused at least 1, 700 deaths, displaced seven. 9 million and affected 33  million people. Although 2022 did not break global temperature records, it topped many national temperature records throughout the world.

Early warnings

A young boy stands in front of a waterhole in a drought zone in Bangladesh. India and Pakistan experienced soaring temperature in March and 04. China had the most intensive and long-lasting heatwave since national records began as well as the second-driest summer on record.   A large area centred around the central-northern part of Argentina, as well as within southern Bolivia, central Chile, and most of Paraguay plus Uruguay, experienced record-breaking temperature ranges during two consecutive heatwaves in late November and earlier December 2022.  

Weather Indicators

And parts of the particular northern hemisphere were exceptionally hot and dry. “There is a need to enhance preparedness for such extreme events and to ensure that we fulfill the  UN target of Early Warnings for those in the next five years ”, said the top WMO official. And while large areas of Europe sweltered in repetitive episodes of extreme temperature, the United Kingdom hit a new national record in July, when the temperature topped more than 40°C  for the very first time. While Global heat range figures for 2022 will be released in mid-January, yesteryear eight years are on monitor to be the eight warmest upon record, according to WMO. “This year we have faced many dramatic weather disasters which claimed far too many lives plus livelihoods and undermined health, food, energy and drinking water security and infrastructure”, stated WMO chief Petteri Taalas.

A young boy stands in front of a waterhole in a drought zone in Bangladesh.
“One third of Pakistan has been flooded, with major financial losses and human casualties”, reminded Mr. Taalas.

In East Africa, rainfall has been below average throughout four consecutive wet seasons – the particular longest in 40 years – triggering a major humanitarian crisis affecting millions of people, devastating agriculture, and killing livestock, especially in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia.

National heat tolls

Early warnings, increasing investment within the basic global observing system and building resilience in order to extreme weather and environment will be among WMO focal points in 2023 – the entire year that the WMO community commemorates its 150th anniversary. And 2022 took an exceptionally large toll on glaciers in the European Alps, with initial indications of record-shattering dissolve. Moreover, this will be the particular tenth successive year that will temperatures have reached at least 1°C above pre-industrial levels –  likely to breach the particular 1 . 5°C limit of the Paris Agreement . Greenhouse gas are just one climate sign used to observe levels. © WMO/Muhammad Amdad Hossain WMO will also promote a new way of monitoring the sinks and sources of co2, methane and nitrous oxide by using the ground-based Global Atmosphere View, satellite and assimilation modelling, which allows better understanding of how key greenhouse gases act in the atmosphere.

Record breaking rain

Ocean levels, which have doubled considering that 1993; ocean heat articles; and acidification are also on recorded highs. The past 2 and a half years alone be the reason for 10 per cent of overall sea level rise considering that satellite measurements started nearly 30 years ago,   said WMO’s provisional State of the Global Climate within 2022 report. As the persistence of a cooling La Niña event, now in its third year, means that 2022 will not be the warmest season on record, its air conditioning impact will be short-lived and never reverse the long-term heating trend caused by record levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases within our atmosphere.


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