Enhancing Weather, Climate, and Water Information Services across Central Asia

Enhancing Weather, Climate, and Water Information Services across Central Asia

Climate change threatens to increase temperatures across Central Asia by 4 degrees Celsius or more by the end of the century, bringing increasingly frequent and severe impacts from extreme weather. Improving weather, climate and hydrological services—by putting accurate, timely and understandable predictions into the hands of decision-makers and the public—can save lives and guide forward-looking investments. The Central Asia Hydrometeorology Modernization Project has among other activities helped rehabilitate 87 weather stations and 19 river stations across the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, improving weather forecasting in these countries by up to 30 percent.