World Meteorological Day observed globally on 23rd March every year. The date of the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization on 23 March 1950 has been named World Meteorological Day. This organization announces a slogan for World Meteorology Day every year, and this day is celebrated in all member countries. The day also underlines the efforts of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services for the safety and well-being of society. The day was first observed in 1961.
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This year, World Water Day and World Meteorological Day share the same theme: “Water and Climate Change”. The focus is on managing climate and water in a more coordinated and sustainable manner because they are inextricably linked.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- 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.