23 March observed as World Meteorological Day

Every year March 23 is observed as World Meteorological Day (WMD). Theme for this year is Climate Knowledge for Climate Action.

This year’s theme assumes special significance to disseminate Climate Change related knowledge in order to take appropriate mitigation and adaptation actions related to it.

On the occasion of WMD, various meteorological research awards are also given. These awards include International Meteorological Organization Prize, Professor Dr. Vilho Vaisaila Award and Norbert Gerbier-Mumm International Award.

Background

On this day in 1950 the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Convention came into force that aimed at creating WMO. Later in 1951, WMO became United Nations specialized agency for meteorology, geophysical sciences and operational hydrology.

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