WWA analyses of extreme weather events

We apply a unique scientific approach that combines observational data, analysis of a range of models, peer-reviewed research, and on-the-ground reports.

Using the following criteria we can decide which extreme weather events are candidates for a rapid, near real-time analysis by the partner organisations:

  • The event has major impacts on people.
  • Enough usable data is available to understand what happened in terms of the meteorology in order to define the event, and there’s enough historical observations to put the event in context.
  • There is output of a model that is in principle capable of describing the event.