The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service (ABMS) will be celebrating World Met Day with the rest of the worldwide meteorological community and any who want to join us on March 23, 2012. The theme for this year’s observance is “Powering our future with weather, climate and water”. This theme was chosen in particular to illustrate the benefits provided by information on weather, climate and water to different socio-economic sectors and their key contributions towards human safety and well-being. This day is celebrated each year on March 23 to commemorate the genesis of the World Meteorological Organization in 1950.
In partnership with ABS TV, excerpts of the ABMS’s activities will be interspersed within regular television programming throughout that day. This will include the World Met Day Speech, to be read by the Permanent Secretary within the Ministry of Tourism, Aviation and Culture. Members of the public are also welcome to visit the Met Office on World Met Day and interact with members of staff including the Director of Meteorology. Please see World Met Day 2012 Message by Michel Jarraud – Secretary-General of WMO: