World Meteorological Day takes place every year on 23 March and commemorates the coming into force on 23 March 1950 of the Convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization. It showcases the essential contribution of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) to the safety and wellbeing of society and is celebrated with activities around the world. The themes chosen for World Meteorological Day reflect topical weather, climate or water-related issues.
Our theme for 2019 is The Sun, the Earth and the Weather and reflects the core purpose of WMO and the essential role of NMHSs in monitoring the Earth System in order to deliver daily weather forecasts and advise policy makers about climate variability and change. In doing so, the WMO community supports actions that protect lives and property from extreme weather and builds long-term climate resilience.
WMO celebrates World Meteorological Day at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.