The World Meteorological Organization’s Statement on the Status of the Global Climate says that 2012 joined the ten previous years as one of the warmest — at ninth place — on record despite the cooling influence of a La Niña episode early in the year.
During the past two weeks the National Meteorological Services of North and Central America and the Caribbean met in Curaçao to discuss matters of common interest, including preparation for the upcoming hurricane season.
All year round KNMI is working for the Netherlands. Measurements, weather and climate modelling, climate advice and data. KNMI's annual report 2011 shows a series of activities and operations performed by our institute last year.
As a member of the World Meteorological Organization and the United Kingdom's national weather service, the UK’s Met Office is playing an important role in support of London 2012, which is the biggest event the country has ever hosted.
KNMI organizes together with the consortia of the Knowledge for Climate research programme, an Autumn School about Dealing with uncertainties in research for climate adaptation