Presentation on theme: "Samuel Muchemi Public Weather Services (PWS) programme, WMO"— Presentation transcript:
1 Samuel Muchemi Public Weather Services (PWS) programme, WMO CAP in the Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project (SWFDP) – An IntroductionSamuel MuchemiPublic Weather Services (PWS) programme, WMOWMO; Weather and Disaster Risk Reduction Services Department (WDS)
2 Presentation outline Introduction to SWFDP The Public Weather Services (PWS) component of SWFDPCAP in SWFDPWMO
3 Introduction to SWFDPWorld Meteorological Congress, Cg-XV (2007) had requested for:improvement of severe weather forecasting; andwarning services in developing countries.SWFDP Vision: “NMHSs in developing countries are able to implement and maintain reliable and effective routine forecasting and severe weather warning programmes through enhanced use of NWP products and delivery of timely and authoritative forecasts and early warnings, thereby contributing to reducing the risk of disasters from natural hazards.”
4 Status of implementation of SWFDP SWFDP Regional SubprojectsSouthern Africa (16 countries; RSMC Pretoria, RSMC-TC La Réunion)South Pacific Islands (9 Island States; RSMC Wellington, RSMC-TC Nadi)Eastern Africa (7 countries, RSMC Nairobi, RFSC Dar Es Salaam)Southeast Asia (5 countries, RFSC, Hanoi)Bay of Bengal (6 countries, RSMC, New Delhi)
5 SWFDP Cascading Forecasting Process Global NWP centres provide NWP and EPS products;Regional centres:interpret global NWP information;run limited-area model to refine products;prepare daily guidance products (for up to day-5) for NMCs;maintain RSMC Web site; andliaise with the participating NMCs.Global CentersDisaster Management CentresNMCsRSMC Pretoria5
6 Operational Website of SWFDP - Eastern Africa Region Website provides severe weather guidance products prepared in the Regional Specialized Meteorological Center (RSMC) Nairobi, for use by forecasters in seven (7) Meteorological Services in Eastern Africa
7 SWFDP Cascading Forecasting Process National Meteorological Centres:maintain responsibility/authority over national warning services,issue alerts, advisories, severe weather warnings;liaise with Disaster Management and media; andcontribute feedback and evaluation of the project7
8 Operational Website of SWFDP - Eastern Africa Region Example of severe weather forecast product
9 Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project (SWFDP) main components Regional CentreGlobal CentresRSMCs-TCGlobal NWP/EPS andSat-based productsTCGuidanceProducts(risk/probability)GDPFSNational Met Centres(Forecast D / D+5; Bulletins)Mobile; SMS; Weather RadioSystems; Public Web;Social Media; CAP etc.General PublicPWSDisaster Management and Civil ProtectionOther specific CommunicationSystems; CAPMedia;Telephone;Press releases;CAP etc.Radio; TV
10 Presentation outline Introduction to SWFDP The Public Weather Services (PWS) component of SWFDPCAP in SWFDPWMO10
11 The Public Weather Services (PWS) component of the SWFDP Training staff of NMHSs on essential skills such as:Coordination with the media;Coordination with Disaster Management and Civil Protection Authorities (DMCPAs);Preparation of weather alerts and warnings;Public education and outreach;Communication skills;Conducting surveys;Service evaluation; andTV and radio weather presentation.
12 The Public Weather Services (PWS) component of the SWFDP Training staff of NMHSs on how to implement multiple communication channels such as:TV weather presentation studios;Press releases;Mobile technology applications;Social media;Websites;Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)
13 CAP activities in PWSCAP Activities in the PWS programme go beyond the SWFDP and include:Maintaining CAP WebPages on the PWS WebsiteThe CAP Jump-Start initiative:The CAP experts provide direct support at the strategic, operational, or technical levels to NMHSs staff, and offer hands-on supportPublication of CAP-related material; andOrganizing workshops.
14 Presentation outline Introduction to SWFDP The Public Weather Services (PWS) component of SWFDPCAP in SWFDPWMO14
15 CAP in SWFDP CAP training introduced in the SWFDP workshops in 2012 About 50 individuals trained from:16 countries in Southern Africa; and7 Countries in Eastern Africa.
16 CAP in SWFDP CAP Jump-Start Workshops: 2-day CAP Jump-Start workshops (conducted by PWS CAP advisor) held in the Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA) and in the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD);Trained technical and managerial staff of the TMA and KMD;Provided free CAP open-source software to Met Services and installed on computers to start them off.