World Meteorological day is the United Nations annual event, celebrated every year on March 23 to remember the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization on 23rd March 1920.
Every year this organization announces a slogan for the World Meteorological Day which is celebrated by all the countries. The day also highlights the contributions of the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services made for the safety and well-being of the society.
World Meteorological Day 2021 Theme
This year the theme of World Meteorological Day 2021 is “The ocean, our climate, and weather”
This year the theme will coincide with the launch of United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable.
From 1961, the World Meteorological Organization is celebrating World Meteorological day with the different themes and slogans. Every year the Executive council of World Meteorological organization allocates a new theme to celebrate World Meteorological Day. The theme which is chosen for World Meteorological Day reflects the issue of tropical weather, climate, and water.
world Meteorological day 2020 theme “Climate and Water”.
Who is the World Meteorological Organization?
WMO is a United Nations (UN) specialized agency with 193 Member States and Territories. It is the voice of the UN system’s authority on the state and behavior of Earth’s atmosphere and also the interaction of land and oceans, the weather and climate which produces the resulting distribution of water resources. The World Meteorological Organization is originated from the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), founded in 1873 with an aim to facilitate the exchange of weather condition information across the national borders.
WMD is celebrated with various events like conferences, symposia, community leaders, and exhibitions for Meteorological professionals. On WMD day many prizes are announced for the Meteorological research.
These prizes include
- The International Meteorological Organization Prize.
- Professor Dr. Vilho Väisälä Award.
- The Norbert Gerbier-Mumm International Award.
Previous Themes of World Meteorological Day
- The Sun, the Earth and the Weather- 2019 theme of WMD
- Weather-ready, the climate-smart- 2018 theme of WMD
- Understanding clouds- 2017 theme of WMD
- Hotter, drier, wetter – Face the future- 2016 theme of WMD