WMO verifies 2 new world records for extreme megaflashes of lightning

WMO verifies 2 new world records for extreme megaflashes of lightning

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has verified 2 new world records for extreme megaflashes of lightning. The first is for the longest distance single flash of 768 ± 8 km (477.2 ± 5 miles) across the southern U.S. on April 29, 2020. This is 60…

WMO announces all-time deadliest extreme weather events

WMO announces all-time deadliest extreme weather events

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has announced "world records" for the highest reported historical death tolls from tropical cyclones, tornadoes, lightning and hailstorms. It marks the first time the official WMO…

WMO confirms 2016 hottest year on record

WMO confirms 2016 hottest year on record

According to a consolidated analysis by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the year 2016 has been confirmed as the hottest year on record, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015. The globally averaged temperature in 2016 was about 1.1°C…

New insights on changes in the ozone layer

New insights on changes in the ozone layer

German Aerospace Center researchers have been instrumental in the preparation of a report on the changes in the Ozone Layer for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The report was published online by the Geneva-based WMO in January. Recent estimates suggest