World Meteorological Day

23rd March 2019

Event Overview

Our climate is changing. This is not just a future scenario. It is happening now. The climate will continue to change over the coming decades as more and more heat-trapping greenhouse gases emitted by human activities accumulate in the atmosphere. But rising temperatures tell only part of the story. Climate change is disrupting the natural pattern of the seasons, and it is increasing the frequency and intensity of certain extreme weather events, such as heatwaves, droughts and heavy rainfall. These ongoing changes provide a foretaste of a hotter, drier, wetter future. Why not use this day to learn about climate change? For inspiring images and facts visit WMO or perhaps your eco club could lead a whole school assembly using this fabulous resource.