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As Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and Ensemble Prediction Systems (EPS) improve, many NMHSs, especially those of developing countries, seek similar benefits to meteorological services. In particular, for the provision of advisories and warnings of severe weather events with increased lead-times, already being realized by other (mainly developed) countries. The Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project (SWFDP) was set up under the WMO Commission of Basic Systems (CBS) to facilitate improved access to, training in the interpretation of, and use of existing NWP/EPS products by forecasters in developing countries. The SWFDDP in the Southwest Pacific contributes directly to day-to-day public weather forecasting and the forecasting of severe and high-impact weather phenomena, over a five day period.

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Start Date
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
End Date
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
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1) To improve weather forecasting and warning services for eight Pacific Islands National Meteorological Services (NMS) (the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Fiji, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu), with support from Australia (RSMC Darwin) and New Zealand (RSMC Wellington)