Severe weather prediction

Tropical Cyclone Dianne

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, wind storms, heatwaves, floods and droughts are all likely to become more common and more severe in the future. We work to provide early warnings of weather events such as these – made a few days ahead of the event and based on medium-range forecasts – to allow some time for contingency plans to be put in place.

We have achieved good results in this area. In particular, the track forecasts of tropical cyclones were improved, which has been confirmed by tropical cyclone centres. In recent years we have provided reliable medium-range forecasts for a range of severe weather events.

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