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15 Feb 2017 description

Tropical Cyclone Dineo hit the Inhambane province of Mozambique on Wednesday 15 February, with high winds, torrential rain and dangerous storm surge.

Dineo, the equivalent of a category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, made landfall in the town of Inhambane at around 1630 GMT, according to initial reports. It is the, first cyclone to hit the province of Inhambane since Favio caused destruction in February 2007 and the first to hit the town itself for more than 30 years. In 2008, intense tropical cyclone Jokwe made landfall higher up the coast of Mozambique.

29 Oct 2012 description

Atlas of health and climate launches new collaboration between public health and meteorological communities

Atlas provides maps, tables and graphs showing links between health and climate

Geneva, 29 October 2012 (WHO/WMO) – As the world’s climate continues to change, hazards to human health are increasing. The Atlas of Health and Climate, published today jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), illustrates some of the most pressing current and emerging challenges.

02 Apr 2008 description

Press Release No. 812

ADDIS ABABA/GENEVA, 2 April, 2008 (WMO) - African countries can be better protected against the damaging effects of climate change, variability and extreme weather events if their National Meteorological and Hydrological Services are strengthened, WMO Secretary-General Mr Michel Jarraud said today.

Mr Jarraud participated in the three-day African Union conference of finance and economy ministers being held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, that ends today.

18 Dec 2001 description

Global temperature in 2001: second warmest on record

28 Feb 1999 description


Produced in collaboration with IRI
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This El Niño/La Niña Update is based on information obtained from the national Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of WMO Member States and affiliated organizations. Information contained herein is current as of 18 February 1999. Extracts may be freely used elsewhere provided acknowledgement of their source is made. Users are strongly advised to contact their NMHS for more detailed information.

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