Today marks World Meteorological Day. Every year 193 member countries of the World Meteorological Organization including Bangladesh and autonomous areas celebrate March 23 as World Meteorological Day. The World Meteorological Organization was formed on this day in 1950. In the following year, in 1951, it became a UN specialised agency. From that year, the 23 March, has been observed as the World Meteorological Day.
World Meteorological Organization selects a theme that is practical and timely for celebrating the day every year. The theme of this year is “The Sun, the Earth and the Weather”.
The theme indicates that the sun and earth interaction plays an important role in controlling the balance of the natural energy of the earth, weather, climate, and simultaneously controlling the earth`s water cycle and climate system. In view of this, the theme of the Meteorological Day has been determined as “The Sun, the Earth and the Weather” which will help increase human knowledge about the collective impact of the sun and the earth on the climate of the world. Bangladesh is the member state of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Bangladesh is making a significant contribution to socio-economic development through inter-regional weather forecasting and exchange of information on weather and climate related issues.
Bangladesh Meteorological Department has taken appropriate measures to observe the day. Major General (retd) Mohammad Shubid Ali Bhuiyan, President of the parliamentary standing committee from Defense Ministry, will attend the opening ceremony organized for World Meteorological Day. Operational units and radar stations in Dhaka, Cox`s Bazar, Khepupara, Rangpur and Moulvibazar will remain open for the public on the occasion of the day.
Bangla Insider/ SM