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© Crown copyright Met Office SWFDP: Met Office support for East Africa Rob Varley – Met Office Operations and Services Director
© Crown copyright Met Office SWFDP Support – East Africa SWFDP Aims Improve severe weather forecasting, Improve lead time and reliability of warnings, Improve interaction of NMHSs with media and with disaster management and civil protection authorities, SWFDP East Africa - Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre (RSMC) Nairobi - lead centre Regional Forecasting Support Centre (RFSC) Dar es Salaam - coordinates and provides specialised products from high-resolution NWP (LAM) over Lake Victoria. Regional centre needs: Model knowledge and interpretation Confidence and accuracy in issuing warnings; including increasing lead times Appreciation of impacts rather than thresholds WMO request for support from the Met Office Global Guidance Unit (GGU)
© Crown copyright Met Office Global Guidance Service September 2012 – 4 month pilot Met Office visit KMD and TMA to assess requirements and gain appreciation of working environment Met Office issue daily written guidance across all models available in region Regional centres use information to inform forecasts Feedback on forecasting accuracy February 2013 – Phase 2 KMD and TMA visit Met Office. Shadow forecasters, view facilities and processes Parameters for daily guidance agreed Met Office generate graphics-based guidance and establish Huddle site to share information Daily video conference call to share learning Met Office takes mentoring role, handing over responsibility to regional centres as confidence grows July 2013 KMD and TMA visit Rwanda to assess requirements & re-enforce national cascade
© Crown copyright Met Office Video conferencing discussions Met Office GGU Kenya (x region) Tanzania (Lake Victoria)
© Crown copyright Met Office Video conference development? Met Office GGU Kenya (x region) Tanzania (Lake Victoria) Rwanda
© Crown copyright Met Office Vision..... Met Office GGU Kenya (x region) Tanzania (Lake Victoria) Rwanda Uganda Burundi Ethiopia South Sudan Consensus Support Collaboration
© Crown copyright Met Office Timeline Time in project African Met Centres Responsibility for guidance Stage 1: Support -MO visit to NMHS -Needs assessed -Guidance generated -Feedback shared Stage 2: Mentoring - NMHS visit to MO - parameters agreed - video conferencing - mentoring relationship - case study collection - transfer of leadership Stage 3: Collaboration - Video conferencing led by Africa - Validation embedded - Continuous improvement - MO ongoing model data provision & and development GGU Met Office
© Crown copyright Met Office
CLIMATE RISK: REVIEW OF PROGRESS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY L.A.OGALLO IGAD CLIMATE AND APPLICATIONS CENTRE (ICPAC) Dept. of.
World Meteorological Organization Working together in weather, climate and water WMO 2 nd Conference of the OECD International Network on the.
World Meteorological Organization Working together in weather, climate and water EXPECTED RESULT 1 ENHANCED CAPABILITIES OF MEMBERS TO PRODUCE BETTER WEATHER.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Severe Weather Forecasting and Disaster risk reduction Demonstration Project (SWFDDP) Steve Ready WMO RA V SSWS.
1 Surveys of the Technical Commissions and Programmes.
Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project (SWFDP)
WMO Severe Weather Forecasting Development Project (SWFDP) Ken Mylne Chair DPFS (Data-processing and Forecasting Systems) & Chair SWFDP SG WMO; WDS.
TMA Experience in Implementing CAP and its Role in SWFDP-EA as RFSC for Lake Victoria Basin Hellen Msemo Tanzania Meteorological Agency
Eugene Poolman South African Weather Service Pretoria, South Africa
WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION Weather - Climate - Water
WMO Status and Plans of the SWFDP – Severe Weather Forecasting Development Project Ken Mylne Chair DPFS (Data-processing and Forecasting Systems) & Chair.
World Meteorological Organization Working together in weather, climate and water WMO Operational network and technical capabilities for provision of Meteorological,
Challenges and Opportunities Hamza Kabelwa REGIONAL FORECASTING SUPPORT CENTRE, DAR ES SALAAM Washington, USA, June 2013.
POWERFUL WEATHER INTELLIGENCE. The SWFDP Concept PETER LENNOX, CHIEF EXECUTIVE PETER KREFT, CHIEF FORECASTER.
Implementing SWFDP in Eastern Africa: What our NMHS need from Regional and Global Centers Michael S.Z Nkalubo PR Uganda Chair EAC Heads of Met. Services.
WMO Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project (SWFDP): a Cross-Cutting Activity involving Multiple TCs and Programmes – What Next? Alice Soares.
SWFDP Synergy with and Contribution to the EAC’s Five-years Meteorological Development Plan and Investment Strategy ( ) By Ruben K. Barakiza Institut.
Status of the implementation SWFDP in South Sudan Submitted by : PAULINO OMOJ OMAY Weather forecast section, South Sudan meteorological service.
SWFDP – Eastern Africa (pilot phase) Milestones (Planning and Management): Technical-Planning Workshop (Nairobi, Oct 2010) –Agreement that the SWFDP-EA.
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