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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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The WMO, in association with Pakistan Association Dubai, is now working with other Pakistani schools to clear the pending dues there, which amounts to around Dh500,000.
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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.
Note that the CDD10[degrees]C and HDD18[degrees]C [CDD50[degrees]F and HDD65[degrees]F] values in the IWEC2/ TMY3/CWEC weather files always differed from those of the corresponding WMO site, in some cases markedly.
A key feature to the global interest in the WMO story was likely its release in six languages (English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and Arabic), thereby enhancing opportunities for people of different languages to receive specific details on the WMO evaluation without the filter of secondary translation.
WMO also noticed "very wet soil" condition in some parts of the Philippines, which has an impact on floods.
48 C) warmer than average, meaning 2013 so far is tied with 2003 as the seventh hottest year since the start of measurements in 1850, the WMO said.
But the WMO said: "Wind patterns and ocean currents tend to isolate Antarctica from global weather patterns, keeping it cold.
Data received by the WMO show no statistically significant difference between global temperatures in 2010, 2005 and 1998," the United Nations body, which compiles its ranking from data provided by British and US agencies, said in a statement.
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.
After completion of the transaction, Wavin will be jointly controlled by WMO and the CVC group.
The Hadley Centre and the University of East Anglia in Norwich supplied much of the analysis in the WMO statement, which includes data through mid-December.