Weather of Arabia - On March 23 of each year, the world celebrates the World Meteorological Day, which is the date of the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1950 AD, and every year the organization announces a slogan or a topic around which the world's attention revolves, What is the importance of the theme of World Meteorological Day 2022?
This year's World Meteorological Day, which falls on Wednesday (23 March 2022), is centered around the theme "Early Warning and Early Action", highlighting the importance of hydrometeorological and climate information in disaster risk reduction.
Disaster preparedness and the ability to take action at the right time and in the right place can save lives and protect the livelihoods of communities everywhere, now and in the future.
After extreme weather events have become more frequent and intense in many parts of the world due to climate change, the number of people exposed to the multiple dangers associated with these phenomena is greater than ever, while these dangers, in turn, are experiencing some changes as a result of population growth and expansion urban and environmental degradation.
Weather forecasts are no longer sufficient today, but providing impact-based forecasts that alert people to weather hazards is a vital necessity to save lives and livelihoods. However, one in three people still does not have sufficient coverage of early warning systems.
Increased coordination between NMHSs, disaster management authorities and development agencies is needed to improve prevention, preparedness and response.
The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated the challenges facing society and weakened existing coping mechanisms. The pandemic has also demonstrated that, in our interconnected world, we need to adopt a cross-border, multi-risk approach in order to make progress towards achieving global goals related to climate action, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development.