• World Meteorological Day 2017 poster
    23 March 2017

    World Meteorological Day 2017 is dedicated to ‘Understanding Clouds’. The theme was chosen by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to highlight the huge importance of clouds for weather and climate.

  • 5th International Conference on Reanalysis announcement
    21 March 2017

    The EU-funded Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) operated by ECMWF is holding the 5th International Conference on Reanalysis (ICR5) from 13 to 17 November 2017 in Rome, Italy.

  • Flooded campsite
    17 March 2017

    Some 70 scientists, developers and emergency managers from across Europe came together at ECMWF from 15 to 17 March to drive forward a project that aims to provide forecasts of weather impacts, such as damage from wind storms, floods and heat waves.

  • Idealised tropical cyclone simulation, vertical section
    14 March 2017

    As the European Research Council (ERC) celebrates its tenth anniversary, an ERC-funded frontier research project hosted by ECMWF is making decisive progress in exploring novel numerical methods for weather prediction and climate projection.

  • Open data hackathon at ECMWF 4 and 5 March 2017 (Photo: Maurizio Latini)
    10 March 2017

    Twenty teams worked day and night at the #OpenDataHack event hosted by ECMWF on 4 and 5 March to explore creative uses of open weather and climate data.

  • Hourglass in the sky
    8 March 2017

    For weather forecasts to be useful, they must be delivered in a timely manner. On 7 March, ECMWF started disseminating medium-range probabilistic forecasts to its users 40 minutes earlier than before.

  • Artist's impression of proposed new ECMWF data centre
    1 March 2017

    ECMWF’s Council has mandated Director-General Florence Rabier to prepare a high-level agreement with the Italian Government on a new data centre, for approval by Council at its next session.

  • Cloudscape above a plain
    23 February 2017

    Experts in numerical weather prediction will converge on the Centre on 8 June for a symposium on dynamic meteorology to mark the departure of ECMWF’s Director of Research of eight years, Erland Källén.

  • Annual Seminar 2017 registration open
    16 February 2017

    On 24 November 1992, ECMWF started producing probabilistic or 'ensemble' forecasts. Since then, ensemble forecasting at the Centre has been going from strength to strength.

  • Eduardo Penabad Ramos
    10 February 2017

    The EU-funded Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) operated by ECMWF is trialling a multi-system seasonal forecast service. Behind the scenes, ECMWF scientist Eduardo Penabad Ramos helped to prepare the ground for the successful launch.

  • Extreme Forecast Index chart for 12 Jan 2015
    7 February 2017

    A collaboration between ECMWF scientists and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre is investigating how forecasts of flash floods can help the communities likely to be affected.

  • Composite image of Earth as seen by Metop-B satellite
    30 January 2017

    Accurate and timely Earth system observations from across the globe are essential for high-quality weather forecasts. EUMETSAT satellites are playing an ever-growing role in providing them.

  • CAMS aerosol forecast for 18 January 2017
    25 January 2017

    Changes to the aerosol model of the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) global forecasting system operated by ECMWF have resulted in more accurate forecasts.

  • ECMWF Newsletter 150 Cover
    19 January 2017

    The Winter 2016/17 issue of the ECMWF Newsletter is now available. As well as news about ECMWF staff and events, it features articles about new developments and the use that can be made of ECMWF products.

  • ESA's ADM-Aeolus satellite
    18 January 2017

    A satellite which is expected to improve weather forecasts by providing new wind information is ready to leave its UK production site for tests ahead of its launch at the end of 2017.

  • Patricia de Rosnay
    12 January 2017

    Accurate and timely observations of the land surface are vital for good weather predictions but they can be tricky to come by, ECMWF scientist Patricia de Rosnay says.

  • ECMWF governance, Member State flags, Council Chamber
    9 January 2017

    December 2016 saw Jorge Miguel Alberto de Miranda and Juhani Damski start their terms as President and Vice-President of ECMWF’s Council. At the same time, five new members were appointed to ECMWF’s Scientific Advisory Committee.

  • Global temperature anomalies 2016
    5 January 2017

    2016 was the warmest year on record with global surface air temperatures about 1.3°C above pre-industrial levels, according to the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) run by ECMWF on behalf of the EU.

  • News highlights 2016
    21 December 2016

    A new Member State, two major model upgrades, a new ten-year Strategy, two director appointments – 2016 has been rich in developments from which the Centre will benefit for many years to come.

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