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World Meteorological Organization

Also called the WMO. An international organization that sets standards and shares information on meteorology between members. Virtually every member of the United Nations (which sponsors the WMO) belongs to the organization. Among other activities, it assists in preparedness for natural disasters and attempts to improve the ability to predict dangerous weather. It was established in 1950 but traces its origins to the 1870s.
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Secretary-General of WMO said "as a consequence of the warming of the ocean, also combined with the melting of the glaciers over land and a few other parameters, the level of the ocean keeps on rising, actually the trend, you see probably accelerating and this rise in the level of the ocean has a number of very worrying impact.
The year whose annual mean temperature is likely to be most strongly influenced by the current El NiEo is 2016 rather than 2015," the WMO said
But the WMO said: "Wind patterns and ocean currents tend to isolate Antarctica from global weather patterns, keeping it cold.
Today, the WMO is the UN authoritative voice on the state and behavior of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces, and the resulting distribution of water resources.
In 2000, typhoons caused record-breaking downpours in parts of Japan and severe flooding in parts of Switzerland, Italy and Britain, which recorded its ''wettest April in 235 years,'' the WMO said.
In central Russia, a June hot spell killed more than 100 people and fed large fires, WMO reports.
Carbon dioxide measurements gathered from hundreds of stations around the world are required to be traceable to WMO primary standards maintained by the United States' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
73 degrees Celsius above the 1961 to 1990 average, WMO indicated.
If temperatures stay above normal for the rest of the year, "2014 will likely be the hottest on record, ahead of 2010, 2005, and 1998," the WMO said.
Given the record amounts of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, global temperatures will continue to rise for generations to come," Michel Jarraud, WMO secretary-general, said in a statement.
The WMO report showed that levels of carbon dioxide increased by 2.
The idea for development of flash flood guidance system for Pakistan was conceived during WMO Expert Mission that visited Pakistan in November, 2010 in wake of 2010 floods.