Major tsunami warning out for Indonesia, Indian Ocean coastlines

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – An 8.6 earthquake registered off the coast of Indonesia is raising fears throughout Indian Ocean nations of a major tsunami like the one in 2004 that killed tens of thousands of people. The Hindu in India reports that “the tremors were felt far and wide in southern and eastern parts of India, […]

WMO, Hong Kong launch “my weather” world traveller app


GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Hong Kong Observatory launched a new mobile app, “my weather”, Monday 10 October, designed to help travellers quickly find the official weather report for their area, anywhere in the world. The new app features the World Weather Information Service (WWIS) and is the world’s first-ever […]