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Thursday, 31 May 2018 00:00

The official opening ceremony for the 6th National Climate Outlook Forum was held at the George Price Center for Peace and Development in Belmopan on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. The National Meteorological Service of Belize’s Climatology and Climate Services unit organized the forum, which had participation from over 60 persons from various sectors.

Seasonal climate outlooks, which can be utilized for addressing climate related risks at national, local and community levels, are produced by the National Meteorological Services of Belize. The main objective of the National Climate Outlook Forum is to present the seasonal outlook for the wet/hurricane season (June to November, 2018), a Six to Twelve Months Drought Outlook, and to investigate pathways to integrate this product into sector planning based on its applicability.

Hon. Edmond Castro, Minister of Transport and National Emergency Management with responsibility for the National Meteorological Services of Belize, delivered the keynote address. Ruth Meighan, CEO, Ministry of Transport and National Emergency Management, delivered the welcome address. Catherine Cumberbatch, Chief Meteorologist, and Phil Gelman, Regional Advisor, USAID, were also present.