Extreme Weather Events Surge in Number and Impact

Destroyed house and truck after a hurricane

The weather is becoming deadlier. The past two decades brought nearly twice as many natural disasters as the 20 years before. Rising temperatures fuel both the frequency and the impact of various types of extreme weather events. Meteorological monitoring as a basis for disaster prediction can save lives. Floods, storms, earthquakes, droughts, wildfires, … – […]

Happy World Meteorology Day

Happy world meteorology

Kipp & Zonen congratulates the World Meteorological Organisation on celebrating 50 years of the World Weather Watch during this year’s World Meteorological Day, 23rd March. The theme is “Watching the weather to protect life and property.” Between 1980 and 2007, nearly 7,500 natural disasters took the lives of over 2 million people and produced economic […]