World Meteorological Day observed globally on 23 March

The World Meteorological Day is celebrated every year on 23 March to commemorate the date of the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization in 23 March 1950. The day also highlights the contribution that the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services make to the safety and well-being of society.

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The World Meteorological Day theme is “The ocean, our climate and weather” celebrates WMO’s focus in connecting the ocean, climate and weather within the Earth System. It also marks the starting year of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • World Meteorological Organization Head: Petteri Taalas.
  • The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is an intergovernmental organization with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • World Meteorological Organization has a membership of 191 member states and territories.

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