On July 1, Fengyun-4B satellite (hereafter referred to as FY-4B), which was launched on June 3, has successfully obtained the first batch of visible light observation images with high accuracy and time efficiency. These images can visibly display the refined structure of convective cloud clusters, with the temporal and spatial resolution down to 1 minute, 250 meters. They have ramped up the continuous rapid monitoring capacity of meso-and micro-scale cloud clusters, and borne crucial significance to severe convective weather monitoring and early warning, in particular, monitoring of unexpected meso-and micro-scale weather system.
National Meteorological Centre predicts that from the night of July 1 to 5, heavy rain to rainstorm will batter eastern Southwest China, northern South of the Yangtze River Region, southern Jianghan Region, and Jianghuai Region. Torrential rain (150-300mm) will pelt portions of middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, southern Guizhou, and northern Guangxi. The maximum hourly precipitation will reach 40-60mm. There will be severe convective weather like thunderstorm, or gale.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has recognized a new record high temperature for the Antarctic continent of 18.3° Celsius on 6 February 2020 at the Esperanza station (Argentina).
On June 14, The World Meteorological Organization’s Executive Council- Seventy-third Session met virtually. WMO President and Secretary General, as well as members of Executive Council and others attended the online meeting. Mr. Zhuang Guotai, Administrator of China Meteorological Administration (CMA) and Permanent Representative of China with WMO, led the Chinese delegation to attend the meeting.
On 00:17 a.m. 3 June (BJT), 2021, the Fengyun-4B meteorological satellite was lifted off by a long March 3B rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province.
On April 28, Mr. Zhuang Guotai, Administrator of China Meteorological Administration (CMA) held a video meeting with Prof. Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
On March 25, the seventh international consultative meeting for Fengyun satellite development was held online. Senior experts at home and abroad contributed their suggestions for long-term and sustainable development prospects of FY satellites to improve service capacities and meet user needs. Yu Xinwen, Deputy Administrator of China Meteorological Administration (CMA) attended the meeting.