The World Weather Service and the Benefits of Its Precipitation Forecasting System
The World Weather Watch ( WWW) is arguably one of the most significant achievements of WMO. Its formation marked a major advancement in the field of weather forecasting. As a result of its conception, WMO set a benchmark for worldwide coordination in weather information dissemination. It paved the way to the globalisation of weather information and forecast services. In addition, it initiated a new era of global communication and research, as well as gave birth to many regional information services.
The World Weather Watch was established at the first meeting of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in Paris, in 1973. At that time, no details regarding global weather conditions were available by local meteorologists. Consequently, no advance preparations were made to overcome the major challenges that the changing atmospheric conditions brought about. The main objective of this international organization was to create a means by which critical data concerning meteorological conditions could be shared, especially among a wide range of interested parties.
Today, the World Weather Watch has become one of the vital elements in meteorological, economic, social, and political domains. It provides a valuable service by improving the quality of forecasts and preparing members of the general public for severe weather events that may befall their areas. Through this collective effort, meteorologists are able to give higher accuracy in formulating regional climate change scenarios and severe weather alerts. The organization also coordinates efforts aimed at improving the general level of understanding about climate change, weather and climate changes, environmental sustainability, energy policy, and global health.
The World Weather Watch has played an important role not only in the development of new technologies to track, predict, and protect climate change and climatic change, but also in the dissemination of knowledge on weather and climatic risks and the determination of emergency response procedures in the event of severe weather and climate change, to the point where nearly every country in the world is able to successfully mitigate its effects. Through the W.H.O., meteorologists have been able to forecast changes in the atmosphere that can lead to drastic weather changes as early as a month ahead of time. Precipitation and rainfall, for example, have been measured, analyzed, and shared through the coordination efforts of nearly every government in the world.
This has been made possible through the cooperation among countries that are members of the World Meteorological Organization. Through the studies of climatology, the development of severe weather warning systems, and the monitoring and updating of forecasts and warnings, the World Weather Service has been able to provide detailed and reliable rainfall forecasts for nearly every country in the world. For instance, the most recent forecast from the W.H.O. shows that precipitation in Pakistan will likely be above six millimeters during the summer months and below four millimeters during the winter season.
Precipitation is the accumulation of material like clouds, rain, ice, snow, and even dust on a certain level. When it rains, the water runs off, providing runoff into a particular stream or river, and when it melts, it forms pools, which can later develop into flooding. Global warming and climate change, on the other hand, cause massive melting of ice, snow, and rain, causing massive flooding in areas already prone to floods. By providing critical information on global climate and weather, meteorologists are able to provide detailed weather reports for communities all over the world, which allows people to plan their weather-related activities accordingly.