Today: World Meteorological Day 2022 - Early Warning and Early Action

The World Meteorological Day is celebrated worldwide on 23 March to commemorate the establishment of the Convention founding the World Meteorological Organization on 23 March 1950. It emphasizes the essential role of national meteorological and hydrological services in ensuring society's safety and well-being and is marked by worldwide activities. Additionally, this day encourages awareness of the public's role in preserving the Earth's atmosphere.

Climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of the weather, climate, and water extremes globally. We are now more vulnerable than ever to many hazards connected to population growth, urbanization, and environmental degradation.

Today marks the organization's 72nd anniversary, during which it has achieved enormous success and contributed to making the world a better place. The WMO's headquarter is located in Geneva, Switzerland.

The themes for World Meteorological Day reflect current weather, climate, and water-related issues.


Every year, World Meteorological Day is celebrated with a new theme and this year it is "Early Warning and Early Action." WMO puts great emphasis on climate change, and this year's theme is a reminder that taking the appropriate action at the right time can go a long way toward preventing greater issues. 

World Meteorological Day 2022 Programme

Early Warning and Early Action - Hydrometeorological and Climate Information for Disaster Risk Reduction 

Wednesday, 23 March 2022 from 14:00-15:30 (CET)

Find more information here: 

and on WMO’s YouTube channel, which will also live-stream the event:

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