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La Niña weather, with possible floods and droughts, likely to last for months – UN

The La Niña weather pattern is likely to continue and may strengthen over the next four to six months, potentially bringing abnormal conditions to widely separate areas of the world, from floods to droughts to below or above normal temperatures, the United Nations weather agency reported today.

On World Meteorological Day, UN spotlights crucial role of weather prediction

With the ever-improving ability to predict climate having saved millions of lives around the world, the United Nations weather-monitoring agency is marking its 60th anniversary today as it celebrates World Meteorological Day.

UN forum examines links between weather forecasts and aviation

With adverse weather causing air traffic delays and aircraft accidents, the United Nations today kicked off a week-long meeting in Hong Kong to examine the link between aviation and climate and look at improving the accuracy of forecasts, especially in light of the expected increase in extreme weather events.