Recently, the second batch of Centennial Observing Station Directory in China has been unveiled by China Meteorological Administration (CMA). 226 meteorological stations within the territory of China have been recognized.
2020 marks the 50th anniversary of China’s Fengyun meteorological satellite program. Over the past decades, 17 Fengyun meteorological satellites have been launched, among which 7 are in-orbit now. On the occasion of commemorating the 50th anniversary of Fengyun meteorological satellite program, the reporter of China Meteorological News Press have an interview with Prof. Xu Jianmin, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, and the former Director-General of National Satellite Meteorological Center (NSMC).
The National Meteorological Center (NMC) released weather prediction during the National Day Holiday. From October 1 to 8, weather is fair in most portions of China. There is little possibility of extreme severe weather. There will be no continuous fog and haze weather. Cold air will affect northern China. Evident rainfall will emerge in Jianghan Region, Jianghuai Region, and northern South of the Yangtze River Region. Overcast and rainy weather will grip eastern Southwest China.
On September 14, international distance training course on the application of satellite products was kicked off. This is the fifth international distance training course in 2020, and the second international distance training course on satellite. It has a theme of the application of Fengyun satellite products in weather, which aims to enhance the capacities of the trainees to apply FY meteorological satellite products, especially in terms of areas like weather prediction and meteorological disaster monitoring.
On August 17, two typhoon names, Krathon and Pulasan, provided by Thailand and Malasia were officially unveiled. They will take the place of two typhoon names Mangkhut and Rumbia declared retired on the occasion of the 51th Session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the World Meteorological Organization Typhoon Committee.
Recently, Bounteum Sysouphanthavong, Director of Weather Forecast and Early Warning Division of Department of Meteorology and Hydrology of Laos sent the correspondence which expressed gratitude to World Meteorological Center Beijing (WMC-BJ) to provide forecasting products from custom-made interactive website for Laos, including GRAPES-GFS global model, Global smart grid prediction and Fengyun meteorological satellite cloud images.
Recently, the global objective weather forecast product independently developed by China Meteorological Administration (CMA) has been put into operation, which can provide real-time global 10-km grid point prediction at 3-hour interval for the next 10 days, refined weather forecast for 11621 cities across the globe, and weather forecast of the local time at 12-hour interval. This is a crucial measure in pushing ahead “global monitoring, global forecast, and global service” and will further expand the coverage of forecasting products and ramp up global forecasting and service capacities.