World Meteorological Day, 23rd March | World Meteorological Organization

The Towering Inferno/Daniel Pavlinovic


The 23rd March 2017 is observed by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) every year as World Meteorological Day. This year’s theme is Understanding Clouds, “to highlight the enormous importance of clouds for weather climate and water.”


Clouds are central to weather observations and forecasts. Clouds are one of the key uncertainties in the study of climate change:  we need to better understand how clouds affect the climate and how a changing climate will affect clouds. Clouds play a critical role in the water cycle and shaping the global distribution of water resources.


On the lighter side, World Meteorological Day will provide an opportunity to celebrate the inherent beauty and aesthetic appeal of clouds, which has inspired artists, poets, musicians, photographers and countless other enthusiasts throughout history.


– World Meteorological Organization, World Meteorological Day

For more information, head to the WMO website:


Source: World Meteorological Day – 23 March 2017 | World Meteorological Organization

Justice, Ecology and Development Office © 2014 Frontier Theme