Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary

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About the Cyberlibrary

The Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary was developed by Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich on behalf of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the International Institute for Environment and Development, with sponsorship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

While every effort is made to ensure that information on this site, and on other sites that are referenced here, is accurate, no liability for loss or damage resulting from use of this information can be accepted.

Tropical Storms Worldwide
Tropical Storms Worldwide

Current weather and climate events and other natural hazards — selected resources on the web

On the Web


Central Pacific Hurricane Center
Based in Honolulu, issues all tropical cyclone warnings, advisories and statements for cyclones in the central Pacific.

Climate Diagnostics Bulletin
Produced by the Climate Prediction Center containing comprehensive forecasting data with analysis and expert assessments. Includes technical discussion of latest regional and globally observed climate conditions.

Climate extremes and weather events - National Climatic Data Center

Climate Monitor Online
Climate Monitor Online makes available the latest data for key indicators of the state of the climate system in monthly summary and graphical form.

Climate Prediction Center
The mission of the US National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center is to maintain a continuous watch on short-term climate fluctuations and to diagnose and predict them. Site includes comprehensive collection of current data on atmospheric and oceanic conditions, including outlook.

Current climate - JISAO

Dr. Dewpoint
A light-hearted but nonetheless informative and educational approach to current weather and climate events and related science by Joe D'Aleo (Dr. Dewpoint), chief meteorologist at Intellicast.

Drought Monitoring Centre for Eastern and Southern Africa

El Niño and the Southern Oscillation - advisory

El Niño and the Southern Oscillation - forecast summary

El Niño and the Southern Oscillation - Multivariate ENSO Index

ENSO Diagnostic Discussion
Authoritative assessment of current conditions, including real-time data, prospects for future development and implications for regional climate.

Experimental Long-Lead Forecast Bulletin
Compilation of forecasts and papers on forecast methods.


Haze Online
Up-to-date information on forest fire and haze occurrence over Southeast Asia, supported by the ASEAN Secretariat.

Humanitarian Early Warning Service
International, interagency website dedicated to providing latest forecasts, reports and alerts on natural hazards, including drought, floods, tropical storms, earthquakes and volcanoes.

Integrated Regional Information Network
The United Nations Integrated Regional Information Network is an Internet-based news and information service covering humanitarian crises and natural disasters.

International Research Institute for Climate and Society
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society uses a science-based approach to enhance society's capability to understand, anticipate and manage the impacts of climate in order to improve human welfare and the environment, especially in developing countries.

IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library
Wide-ranging collection of real-time data on atmospheric and oceanic conditions, including forecast assessment.

Joint Typhoon Warning Center
Covering the Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean and Western Pacific, the current situation, warnings and satellite imagery from the Naval Pacific Meteorology and Oceanography Center West.

Laboratory for Atmospheric Research
Well-designed and up-to-date information from the City University of Hong Kong on seasonal forecasts of tropical cyclone activity over western North Pacific and South China Sea region.

Monthly Atmospheric & SST Indices
Data for the various climate parameters, including sea surface temperature for indicator regions in the equatorial Pacific and the Southern Oscillation Index.

National Hurricane Center, Tropical Prediction Center
Listing of forecast products, satellite imagery, aircraft reconnaissance, historical records and many other products from the NOAA National Hurricane Center in Miami.

New Zealand Climate Update
The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research in New Zealand produces a monthly review of current climate events and a three-month forecast.

Ozone trends

PSD Map Room


SEA Fire Danger Rating System
Hosted by the Malaysian Meteorological Service, the Fire Danger Rating System monitors the risk of forest/vegetation fires across Southeast Asia (SEA).

Seasonal climate forecasts

Selected El Niño/La Niña information
Joint Agricultural Weather Facility list of sources of El Niño and La Niño data and monitoring information.

Southern Oscillation Index
Monthly values of the main atmospheric index.

Science news and information about the Sun-Earth environment, including regularly updated solar data (solar wind, solar flares, sunspots, interplanetary magnetic field).

The Heat is Online
The Heat is Online provides an up-to-date listing of extreme weather events and climate stories.

Tiempo Climate Newswatch
Tiempo Climate Newswatch is a weekly on-line magazine with news, features and comment on global warming, climate change, sea-level rise and development issues.

Today's El Niņo/La Niņa information
Links to data, forecasts and news regarding current conditions.

Tropical Cyclone Forecasting
Forecasts, charts of past and present storms, images and movies as well as research news from the UK Met. Office. Also contains links to major storm warning centres in Guam, Miami and Honolulu.

Tropical cyclones - Atlantic hurricanes
Current data.

Tropical cyclones - summaries and satellite images
Current data.

Tropical cyclones - UK Met. Office
Current data.

Tropical cyclones - worldwide maps
Current data.

Tropical Storms Worldwide
Excellent summary in table and map form of current and past storm conditions.

Volcanic eruptions

Volcano World
Volcano World makes available authoritative information about volcanoes and news of current volcanic events.

Weather events

Weather forecasts, Intellicast

Weather Underground

Weather, CNN

Weather, The Daily Planet

Weather, USA Today

Weather, Yahoo

Weekly ENSO Update
Collection of weekly time series for key atmospheric and oceanic indicators.

World weather

Autogenerated: 15 May 2015

Bright Ideas

GE cuts solar costs

General Electric plans to cut solar installation costs by half

Project 90 by 2030

Project 90 by 2030 supports South African school children and managers reduce their carbon footprint through its Club programme

Smart street lighting

Bath & North East Somerset Council in the United Kingdom has installed smart LED carriageway lighting that automatically adjusts to light and traffic levels

Longwood Gardens

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Public Gardens Association are mounting an educational exhibit at Longwood Gardens showing the link between temperature and planting zones

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

The energy-efficient Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers hotel is powered by renewable and sustainable sources, including integrated solar photovoltaics and guest-powered bicycles

El Hierro

El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, plans to generate 80 per cent of its energy from renewable sources

Remarkables Primary School green roof

The green roof on the Remarkables Primary School in New Zealand reduces stormwater runoff, provides insulation and doubles as an outdoor classroom

Weather Info for All

The Weather Info for All project aims to roll out up to five thousand automatic weather observation stations throughout Africa


SolSource turns its own waste heat into electricity or stores it in thermal fabrics, harnessing the sun's energy for cooking and electricity for low-income families

Wave House

The Wave House uses vegetation for its architectural and environmental qualities, and especially in terms of thermal insulation

Mbale compost-processing plant

The Mbale compost-processing plant in Uganda produces cheaper fertilizer and reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Frito-Lay Casa Grande

At Casa Grande, Frito-Lay has reduced energy consumption by nearly a fifth since 2006 by, amongst other things, installing a heat recovery system to preheat cooking oil

More Bright Ideas...

Updated: May 15th 2015