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2m temperature and 10m winds

Base Time: Mon 08 Mar 2021 12 UTC T+24 Valid time: Tue 09 Mar 2021 12 UTC

This page shows the high-resolution forecasts (HRES) of:

  • Wind at the lowest model level (about 10 metres above the surface) shown as black arrows. Arrow length is proportional to wind speed.
  • Two metre temperature (colour shading, 4°C intervals). The 2m temperature is a post-processed product, derived by non-linear interpolation between temperatures at the lowest model level (~10 m) and at the surface (i.e. the 'skin temperature').

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Improving skill of ensemble forecasts at day 5

Forecast performance in 2020

The year 2020 continued the upward trend of global forecast performance, driven by regular updates of the Integrated Forecasting System. Headline scores show positive effects in medium-range as well as extended-range forecasts.

8 March 2021

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Presenting Destination Earth: a digital replica of our planet

ECMWF will present EU plans on 5 March to develop a high-precision digital model of our planet. The purpose is to create a digital twin of the Earth that will make it possible to explore various natural processes and human activities.

1 March 2021

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Fact sheet: Earth system modelling at ECMWF

ECMWF’s Earth system model aims to represent interactions between as many Earth system components as required, at the necessary level of complexity and as initialised by data assimilation, to achieve the Centre’s forecasting goals.

8 March 2021

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International collaboration is fundamental to the work of ECMWF, working with the EU and the meteorological community at large, including the World Meteorological Organization, space agencies, and scientists around the world.