On October 13, this year’s 16th typhoon Nangka made landfall in coastal Qionghai, South China's Hainan province. Targeted at the generation and development of Nangka, a ground-ocean-space multi-platform coordinated observation scientific experiment was successfully carried out from October 12 to 14 in coastal areas of central-northern South China Sea. Satellites, air planes, drones, and wind-chasing observation vehicles were flexing their muscles during the experiment, obtained a raft of valuable data, and showcased the feasibility of this scientific experiment. This is the largest scale typhoon scientific experiment with most observation facilities so far.
From the night of October 23 to October 24, rainy and snowy weather as well as temperature drop will affect northern Xinjiang. Moderate to heavy snow will grip high altitude regions. The temperature drop will reach 6～8℃. From October 25 to 27, the cold air will move eastward and affect northern China.
Recently, many places in China have entered the autumn. Some regions have seen frost. What about the process of entering autumn and if some regions have embarked on the journey to winter? The researcher, Yuan yuan from climate projection department of Beijing Climate Center has made explanations.
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.