The heatwave of summer 2018 highlighted the skill and value of our extended-range (sub-seasonal) forecasts. Forming part of ECMWF's seamless prediction system, the extended range falls between the medium- and long-range (seasonal) timescales. Forecasts on the extended-range timescale are scientifically challenging, but skill has been increasing steadily.
1 October 2018
Forecast charts and data
We provide current forecasts, climate reanalyses and specific datasets. These are available via the web, point-to-point dissemination, data servers and broadcasting.
The position of Hurricane Leslie before making landfall in Portugal was challenging to predict – it was too far south in our analysis and forecast when compared with the positions provided by the US National Hurricane Center.
Advancing weather science
Education is a key element of our work at ECMWF, enabling our partners to get the most from ECMWF's services and develop an advanced understanding of forecasting.
|October 15-17||Annual meeting of the European Working Group on Operational meteorological Workstations (EGOWS)|
|October 30-31||2018 Workshop on developing Python frameworks for earth system sciences|
|January 28-30||APPLICATE General Assembly 2019|
|January 30 - February 1||Training course: Introduction to ECMWF job scheduler: ecFlow|
|February 4-8||Training course: ecCodes: GRIB and BUFR data encoding and decoding software|
|February 11-14||Training course: Use and interpretation of ECMWF products (train the trainer)|
|February 25 - March 1||Training course: Predictability and ensemble forecast systems|
ECMWF workshops are open to the worldwide meteorological community, though some training is restricted to member states.
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.