World Meteorological Day is a worldwide holiday dedicated to the work of meteorologists. Thanks to these experts, we can quickly see the weather forecast in any locality, and know what to prepare for. You may have to take an umbrella or a panama hat against the heat! The holiday is celebrated every year on March 23.
During the long development of modern meteorology (more than 70 years) new discoveries and inventions have been made, which today make it easy to obtain complete meteorological data. In honor of the formation of the WMO March 23, 1950 was established today – World Meteorological Day.
Thanks to meteorology, we can not only get up-to-date weather forecasts for today or for several days ahead. Specialists constantly monitor the climate and current weather around the globe. Their work helps to ensure the safety of millions of people: it is meteorologists who are the first to detect the conditions for the formation of dangerous natural phenomena (hurricanes, tornadoes, storms, etc.). In the event of a potential danger, the authorities of settlements located in the affected area are urgently notified. Thanks to the well-coordinated work of specialists it is possible to prepare people in advance for the impending disaster or to evacuate in time.
- Predictive conclusions about the weather began to be made in ancient Greece. Then the method of observation was used. So, for example, people learned that it usually rains after thunder.
- The first weather forecast was published in the Times on August 1, 1861.
- The weather affects fashion! When it rained, King Edward the 7th of England rolled up his pants. Then the cuffs were invented.
How to celebrate
Check out the weather forecast for that day! Find out online what methods and equipment meteorologists use to track climate and weather? Don’t forget to congratulate family or friends if they work as meteorologists at the station!
Spread the word on social media. Let more people know about him!
When is World Meteorological Day in 2023?
World Meteorological Day is observed on March 23 each year.