World Meteorological Day

World Meteorological Day

The World Meteorological Organization celebrates World Meteorological Day on March 23rd. 

The Convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization came into force on 23 March 1950. Hence the celebration.

Theme of World Meteorological Day 2023
Each year, the WMO selects a theme for World Meteorological Day that reflects current weather and climate issues. 

WMO Executive Council has selected the following theme for the upcoming celebrations of World Meteorological Day:

  • 2023: The Future of Weather, Climate and Water across Generations

This theme aims to highlight the impact of changing weather patterns on the environment and future generations.

WMO’s 150th anniversary 
This year the World Meteorological Day takes place during WMO’s 150th anniversary.  The predecessor of the World Meteorological Organization is the International Meteorological Organization which was established in 1873

World Meteorological Day is an important day for weather enthusiasts, meteorologists and anyone interested in weather and climate patterns. This day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of meteorology and weather forecasting and the role of the World Meteorological Organisation in promoting international cooperation in these fields. 

Key Takeaways

  • The theme of this year's day is 'The Future of Weather, Climate, and Water across Generations.
  • World Meteorological Day 2023 takes place during WMO’s 150th anniversary
  • The WMO is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WMO began operations in 1951.