The average global temperature in September was 1.75 degrees F — 0.97 of a degree C — above the 20th-century average of 59.0 degrees F (15.0 degrees C).This surpasses the average global temperatures for both September 2015 and 2016 by 0.04 of a degree F (0.02 of a degree C), which previously tied for the hottest Septembers on record.
National Meteorological Center (NMC) predicts that from October 16 to 17, western mountainous regions of South Xinjiang, northwestern Heilongjiang, eastern Jilin, and southeastern Qinghai will be exposed to light snow or sleet. Some regions will experience moderate to heavy snow.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of China’s Fengyun Satellite Program. Up to now, China has launched 17 Fengyun meteorological satellites in total, with 7 in orbit. The Chinese meteorological satellites Fengyun, or FY in acronym, are arranged in series. The odd number series is the polar-orbiting satellite series, and the even number series is the geostationary ones.
On September 14, international distance training course on the application of satellite products was kicked off. This is the fifth international distance training course in 2020, and the second international distance training course on satellite. It has a theme of the application of Fengyun satellite products in weather, which aims to enhance the capacities of the trainees to apply FY meteorological satellite products, especially in terms of areas like weather prediction and meteorological disaster monitoring.
On August 17, two typhoon names, Krathon and Pulasan, provided by Thailand and Malasia were officially unveiled. They will take the place of two typhoon names Mangkhut and Rumbia declared retired on the occasion of the 51th Session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the World Meteorological Organization Typhoon Committee.
Recently, Bounteum Sysouphanthavong, Director of Weather Forecast and Early Warning Division of Department of Meteorology and Hydrology of Laos sent the correspondence which expressed gratitude to World Meteorological Center Beijing (WMC-BJ) to provide forecasting products from custom-made interactive website for Laos, including GRAPES-GFS global model, Global smart grid prediction and Fengyun meteorological satellite cloud images.
Recently, the global objective weather forecast product independently developed by China Meteorological Administration (CMA) has been put into operation, which can provide real-time global 10-km grid point prediction at 3-hour interval for the next 10 days, refined weather forecast for 11621 cities across the globe, and weather forecast of the local time at 12-hour interval. This is a crucial measure in pushing ahead “global monitoring, global forecast, and global service” and will further expand the coverage of forecasting products and ramp up global forecasting and service capacities.