The World Weather Research Programme for CG-19

The World Meteorological Congress, the supreme body of World Meteorological Organization (WMO), holds its 19th session from 22 May to 2 June 2023. It assembles all 193 Member States and Territories of the WMO. 

One of WMO’s top strategic priorities – implementation of the UN Early Warnings for All Initiative – will be the focus of a high-level dialogue on the opening day.

On the 25th of May, Science Day, the WWRP Implementation Plan (2024 -2027) will be presented to Congress-19 for their approval.

About the World Weather Research Programme

The World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) is the World Meteorological Organization’s international programme for advancing and promoting research activities on weather, its prediction, and its impact on society on time scales of minutes to months.

As WWRP enters its 25th year, it has experienced tremendous progress over the past decades in advancing its capabilities in weather predictions, community building, research capacity building and stakeholder engagement. In its new Implementation Plan, WWRP aims at seamless earth system observations and predictions, through increased convergence between weather, climate, and environmental approaches. These include topics such as polar research, sub-seasonal to seasonal predictions for agriculture, water and energy, extreme precipitation and flooding, aviation, tropical cyclones, impact-based forecasting, and interdisciplinary science to benefit urban communities.


  1. Enhancing the Value of Weather and Climate Services in Society: 1st WMO WWRP/SERA Weather and Society Conference
  2. ​​​​​Towards the “Perfect” Weather Warning: Bridging Disciplinary Gaps through Partnership and Communication
  3. Guidelines for Satellite-based Nowcasting in Africa (2023 Edition)
  4. Outcomes of the WMO Prize Challenge to Improve Subseasonal to Seasonal Predictions Using Artificial Intelligence
  5. Year of the Polar Prediction: Achievements and Impacts


  1. The Early Warnings for Southern Africa (EWSA) Project


  1. The WMO World Weather Research Programme (2022)
  2. The World Weather Research Programme, 1998-2023