Press Releases

18 November, 2019

Regional Training Workshop on Severe Weather and Impact-based Forecasting and Warning Services
(Islamabad from 18-23 November, 2019)

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is organizing SWFDP-South Asia Training Workshop on Severe Weather and Impact-based Forecasting and Warning Services from 18th to 23rd of November, 2019 at PMD Headquarters, Islamabad-Pakistan.

The inaugural ceremony of the workshop was held at PMD-Headquarters, Islamabad on 18th November, 2019. Nine (09) participants from the National Meteorological & Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of South Asian region countries along with 29 local experts from stakeholders, organizations and weather and climate researchers from PMD attended the inaugural session. The training workshop is meant to develop capacity of weather forecasters of the National Meteorological & Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of South Asian region countries

Mr. Muhammad Riaz, Director General, PMD, in his welcome address emphasized on the need of such workshops and trainings to enhance capacity of weather forecasters through utilization of the available NWP products and satellite information in severe weather forecasting and warning services, as well as to improve coordination of NMHSs with targeted users including general public, media, and disaster managers for better delivery of warning services for improved DRR activities. Mr. Atta Hussain, WMO Representative in his address highlighted the importance of impact-based weather forecasting and warning services and role of WMO to facilitate such knowledge-sharing workshops. WMO Consultants will share best practices in forecasting the severe weather and warning services.