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Full Name:

Estelle de Coning



Dr Estelle de Coning is originally from South Africa, where she worked for the South African Weather Service until 2016, as Chief of the Nowcasting and Very short range forecasting research group, where her team focused on lightning, radar and satellite applications for nowcasting purposes.

Her work on applications of meteorological satellite products for short term forecasting of convection in southern Africa was included in the European Convection Working Group’s document of “Best practices for nowcasting”.

She is the author/co-author of several national and international peer reviewed papers, chapters in books as well as WMO publications, such as WWRP’s “Seamless prediction of the Earth System: from Minutes to Months (2015)”.


Activities at WMO:

She is responsible for the research topics of data assimilation, ensemble prediction, weather modification and sub-seasonal to seasonal, as well as nowcasting and mesoscale research in the WWRP.



Email: edeconing @ wmo.int