The 69th World Meteorological Day will be celebrated worldwide and at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Mar. 22, 2019.
In 1951, WMO was designated a specialized agency of the United Nations System. Dominica ratified the WMO convention on Feb. 21, 1980. Dominica has been a member of WMO for 39 years so far.
According to a press release from the Dominica Met Office, World Meteorological Day is celebrated annually on March 23. This is done to commemorate the inception of this organization at the WMO Convention on Mar. 23, 1950. This year however, the March 23 falls on a Saturday therefore the celebration was moved to the Mar. 22, 2019.
The theme for 2019 is “The Sun, The Earth and the Weather”.
The 2019 theme recognizes the importance of the sun’s influence on the Earth and weather and hence water. World Water Day will also be celebrated on Mar. 22, 2019.
The Dominica Meteorological Service will be collaborating with Dominica Water and Sewerage Company (DOWASCO) in celebration of World Water Day and World Meteorological Day 2019 by hosting an exhibition at the Forecourt of the Windsor Park Stadium on Mar. 22, 2019. The exhibition is open to the public and to students interested in the field of Meteorology and Hydrology.