World Meteorological Day: The day is celebrated to commemorate the coming into existence of the World Meteorological Organization on March 23, 1950.
World Meteorological Day brings into focus the work our meteorologists do in studying Earth’s atmosphere. This day highlights the importance of individual actions in preserving Earth’s atmosphere, comprising various invisible gasses that form a “security blanket” over us against harmful rays.
The day is celebrated to the commemorate coming into existence of the World Meteorological Organization on March 23, 1950.
Since 1961, the day has been celebrated with a different theme each year. For 2022, the theme is “early warning and early action.”
This year’s theme turns the focus on the intense weather patterns due to climate change.
World Meteorological Day 2022: History
This day on March 23, 1950, the World Meteorological Organisation Convention came into force and became UNs specialised agency in 1951 for meteorology, operational hydrology, and related geophysical sciences.The first World Meteorological Day was held on 23 March 1961.
Meteorologists around the world are adapting to the challenges thrown at them by climate change. More than what the weather will be in the next 24-48 hours, people are interested in impact-based forecasts, stated the officias
People want information about what the weather will do to save lives and livelihoods in this rapidly evolving scenario. Greater coordination between national meteorological and hydrological services, disaster management authorities and development agencies is fundamental to better prevention, preparedness and response.
World Meteorological Day 2022: Quotes
“A sky without clouds is a meadow without flowers, a sea without sails.” – Henry Thoreau
“Every dew-drop and rain-drop had a whole heaven within it.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Iris from the sea brings wind or mighty rain.” – Empedocles
“It is the flash which appears, the thunderbolt will follow.” -Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
“No one has a sorrier lot than the weatherman. He is ignored when he is right, but execrated when he is wrong.” – Isaac Asimov
“Of all the departments of science no one seems to have been less advanced for the last hundred years than that of meteorology.” – Thomas Jefferson
“The rainbow is the repercussion or refraction of rays of the sun in a concave aqueous cloud.” – Robert Grosseteste
“Weather forecast for tonight: dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning.” – George Carlin