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World Meteorological Day 2023 : The future of weather, climate and water across generations

World Meteorological Day is observed every year on March 23 to commemorate the formal establishment of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) in 1950.

Context:- World Meteorological Day is observed every year on March 23 to commemorate the formal establishment of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) in 1950.

An overview of the news

  • The day symbolizes how human behavior and the planet’s climate are intertwined.
  • “The day highlights the essential role played by the ‘National Meteorological and Hydrological Service’ (NMHS) in the safety and well-being of society”.
  • The day highlights past achievements, present progress and future potential from the late 19th century. 
  • The Theme for WMD 2023 is ‘The Future of Weather, Climate and Water across Generations.’ 
  • This theme emphasizes the effects of climate change and actions to protect the environment for future generations.

World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)

  • It was founded in 1873 by the International Meteorological Organization. 
  • Headquarter – Geneva, Switzerland
  • On March 23, 1950, the World Me.teorological Organization became a specialized organization of the United Nations.
  • This organization uses the latest information on meteorology, climatology, hydrology and related geophysical research to contribute to the safety and welfare of society.

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