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Early Warning Publications

WMO Publications


Multi-hazard Early Warning Systems: A Checklist


Guidelines on Multi-hazard Impact-based Forecast and Warning Services


Global Guide to Tropical Cyclone Forecasting



Manual on marine meteorological services 


Guide to Storm Surge Forecasting



World Hydrological Cycle Observing System Guidelines



Guidance on Integrated Urban Hydrometeorological, Climate and Environmental Services


Management of Flash Floods

Flood Forecasting and Warning


Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)


The WMO Strategy for service delivery and its implementation plan



Guide to Agricultural Meteorological Practices


Standardized Precipitation Index User Guide

Handbook of Drought Indicators and Indices


Use of Climate Predictions to Manage Risks


Step-by-step Guidelines for Establishing a National Framework for Climate Services


Climate Watch System Early Warning against Climate Anomalies and Extremes


Drought Monitoring and Early Warning: Concepts, Progress, and Future Challenges



Climate Data Management System Specifications

Guidelines on Best Practices for Climate Data Rescue



WIGOS Metadata Standard


Guide to Meteorological Instruments and Methods of Observation (CIMO guide)




WMO Policy for the International Exchange of Climate Data and Products


Manual on the WMO Information System



Manual on the Global Data-processing and Forecasting System

Guidelines on Nowcasting Techniques



Guidelines on Satellite Skills and Knowledge for Operational Meteorologists



Capacity Development for Climate Services: Guidelines for National Meteorological and Hydrological Services


WMO Capacity Development Strategy and Implementation Plan


Operation and Management of NMHSs

WMO Integrated Strategic Planning Handbook