Every year on March 23rd, World Meteorological Day is observed to commemorate the importance of the earth's atmosphere and human behaviour in relation to one another.World Meteorological Day is celebrated as the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The organization's beginnings may be traced back to the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), which was examined by the Vienna International Meteorological Congress in 1873. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) was finally established in 1950, following the approval of the WMO convention. WMO became a United Nations specialised agency about a year after it was established.As a result, on March 23, 1961, the inaugural World Meteorological Day was held.The headquarters of the World Meteorological Organization are in Geneva, Switzerland. WMO seeks to create a world that is more resilient to the socioeconomic effects of extreme weather, climate, water, and other environmental catastrophes for all nations, especially the most vulnerable. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is dedicated to international coordination and collaboration among its member states in order to study and investigate the Earth's atmosphere. It also keeps track of land masses and oceans, weather and climate, and the global distribution of water resources. It now has 193 countries and territories as members.
This year the theme of the World Meteorological Day is Early Warning and Early Action. It signifies that the right action on time can be a great way of preventing the bigger problems.
More than 11,000 weather, climate, and water-related disasters have been reported in the last 50 years, resulting in little over 2 million deaths and $3.64 trillion in economic losses. This equates to 115 deaths and $202 million in economic damages on a daily basis around the world. According to the World Meteorological Organization's 'Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate, and Water Extremes 1970-2019,' the number of disasters surged five-fold between 1970 and 2019, while economic losses increased seven-fold.