November 17, 2019

Europe heatwave: Paris latest to break record with 42.6C

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From BBC Paris saw a record high temperature of 42.6C (108.7F) on Thursday, amid a heatwave that broke records across Western Europe. A red alert was issued in north France. Germany also set a new national temperature record of 41.5C, passing the figure set just a day before. The UK recorded a record temperature for July […]

Caribbean 2017 Hurricane Season: an evidence-based assessment of the Early Warning System

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From Relief Web REPORT from World Meteorological Organization Foreword The 2017 hurricane season in the Caribbean was unprecedented. High-powered, high impact hurricanes, including Irma and Maria, left a path of destruction, infrastructure damage and casualties in more than a dozen territories in the region. Without forecasts and warnings, the tragic loss of life would have been […]

Undercurrents: World Meteorological Organization improves weather research in Caribbean

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BY BERNETIA AKIN From St Croix Source A regular Source column, Undercurrents explores issues, ideas and events developing beneath the surface in the Virgin Islands community. You may never have heard of an organization called Météo-France, but it just signed an agreement that could result in enhanced warnings for the Virgin Islands as the 2016 […]

On March 24th 2015 Antarctica may have just set its highest temperature on record

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BY ANDREW FREEDMAN From Mashable Antarctica, Earth’s coldest, most barren continent, may have just set a remarkably unusual weather record. An Argentinian research station on the rapidly warming Antarctic Peninsula recorded a high temperature of 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit (17.5 degrees Celsius) on March 24, according to reports from Weather Underground. If this is investigated and […]