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World Meteorological Day 23 March 2021

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Dhaka, 22 March: Every year the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and its 191 member states and territories including Bangladesh observe on 23 March as ‘World Meteorological Day’ high lighting the significances of weather and climate with great regards. To observe the Day efficiently WMO selects a theme with realistic and timely manner. The theme for this year is ‘The Ocean, our climate and weather’.


Ocean plays a vital role to change the weather and climate globaly. To reduce and absorb excessive heat created by human activities, formation of tropical cyclones & disasters, weather variabilities and weather forecasting, this year the impact of ocean has given on the priority in the theme along with the UN declared Ocean Decade 2021-2030.


Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has taken initiative to observe the ‘World Meteorological Day 2021’ with great importance like other years. The Senior Secretary, Ministry of Defence has given his kind consent to inaugurate the ceremony attending as a chief guest. Different activities have been taken up to observe this day at BMD Headquarters, Dhaka along with its significant branch offices within the country. An exhibition of meteorological instruments and a documentary film on related issues will be arranged at the Headquarters for the public from 1500 hrs to 1700 hrs following the rules of hygiene. Office premises including main gate of the department will be decorated with different color lights. A technical session will also be conducted by the Officer’s Association of BMD.  Special supplements will be published in some well-known daily newspapers. Bangladesh Betar and Bangladesh Television will broadcast/telecast special discussion programme considering the significance of the day. Moreover, the operational units and Radar stations of Dhaka, Cox’s Bazar, Khepupara, Rangpur and Moulvibazar will remain open to visit for the public.

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