World Meteorological Day
It showcases the essential contribution of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services 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.
World Meteorological Day, is associated with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and often features various events such as conferences, symposia and exhibitions for meteorological professionals, community leaders and the general public. Some events aim to attract media attention to raise meteorology’s profile. Many prizes for meteorological research are presented or announced on or close to World Meteorological Day. These prizes include:
- The International Meteorological Organization Prize.
- Professor Dr. Vilho Väisälä Award
- The Norbert Gerbier-Mumm International Award
Many countries issue postage stamps or special postage stamp cancellation marks to celebrate World Meteorological Day. These stamps often reflect the event’s theme or mark a country’s meteorology achievements