Marked cooling of the air over a large area. It is an extended period of above normal cold temperatures, a drop of atmospheric average temperature well above the averages of a region, with effects on human populations, crops, properties and services. sources: GLIDE; WMO
23 Mar 2015, WMO
The WMO Statement on the Status of the Global Climate in 2014 confirmed the continuation of the warming trend over the past few decades, with 14 of the 15 hottest years on record occurring this century. The report was released to coincide with World Meteorological Day 23 March which promotes the theme 'Climate Knowledge for Climate Action'...
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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