The tenth anniversary of the earthquake, Tsunami and nuclear accident in Japan is being marked by ceremonies to mourn the victims and reflection on lessons learned, including stronger multi-hazard early warning systems and environmental emergency response coordination, to prevent a future tragedy.
The Typhoon Committee, a joint body of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and the World Meteorological Organization, has just held its 53rd annual session, continuing the long-term commitment to protect lives and property from tropical cyclones and typhoons in Northwestern Pacific Ocean.
The 2020-2021 La Niña event has passed its peak, but impacts on temperatures, precipitation and storm patterns continue, according to a new update from WMO. Despite the general cooling influence of La Niña events, land temperatures are expected to be above-normal for most parts of the globe in February-April 2021.
Hong Kong Meteorological Society held an online Annual General Meeting on 5 March 2021 and elected the new Executive Committee. The Winner of the Zhu Kezhen Prize Mr CHENG Tat Fan delivered a short presentation titled “Moisture Source–Receptor Network of the East Asian Summer Monsoon Land Regions and the Associated Atmospheric Steerings” in the occasion.