Dominica observes World Meteorological Day

met officeHighlighting the work of the meteorological services in watching the weather and protecting life and property are among the activities planned as Dominica observes World Meteorological Day.

The day is being observed around the world under the theme “Watching the weather to protect life and property” with a sub theme, “Celebrating 50 Years of World Weather Watch”.

World Meteorological Day is actually celebrated on March 23 but since this year the day falls on Saturday, it is being observed today (Thursday, March 21).

Local meteorologist and weather forecaster, Marshall Alexander, said the day is perfect for highlighting the work of the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services in Dominica. “The celebration of this day underlines the benefits of further investing in meteorological and hydrological infrastructures, the importance of global cooperation and the urgency to build capacities for the provision of better weather and climate services for all individuals, communities and nations who need them the most,” he said.

Alexander said as part of activities leading up to the day the Met Office embarked on a public education and awareness drive by visiting schools around the island, “doing presentations and providing information on the work done by staff, the instruments used and their purposes as well as explaining the various terms and statements issued by the service.”

Dominica ratified the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) convention on February 21, 1980.

The WMO has 191 members worldwide and was designated a special agency of the United Nations in 1951.

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  1. nikitta pascal
    March 10, 2014

    what is the 2 meterologist in Dominica

  2. ot
    March 22, 2013

    Happy Met Day!

  3. Anonymous
    March 21, 2013

    Happy World Met Day!

  4. wx guru
    March 21, 2013

    well done, guys n gals. ur work is truly appreciated. we’ve come a long way – continue strivin…

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