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2 m temperature and 30 m wind

Base Time: Tue 27 Sep 2022 00 UTC T+15 Valid time: Tue 27 Sep 2022 15 UTC (T+15)

Air temperatures at 2 m above the earth's surface approximate most closely to the conditions a person would most likely experience. 2 m air temperatures are a post-processed product that is derived by non-linear interpolation between model air temperatures at the lowest model level (at about 10 m above the surface) and temperatures forecast at the model earth's surface.

Further information on the diagnosis of temperature and surface wind is available in the Forecast User Guide.

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Science blog

Read our blog for scientists’ perspectives on different areas of ECMWF’s work. Recent posts cover predicting the impact of new satellites on forecasts; radio frequency interference; the use of machine learning in weather forecasting; and our involvement in the EU-funded MAESTRO project.


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ECMWF’s contribution to Destination Earth gets under way

ECMWF has built up a team to work on digital twins of Earth as part of its contribution to the EU’s Destination Earth initiative. The new staff will work alongside existing ECMWF teams and with outside partners on developing these new capabilities.

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Global numerical modelling at the heart of ECMWF’s forecasts

A global numerical model of the Earth system underpins all ECMWF forecasts. It has been developed to encompass not just the atmosphere, but the ocean, waves, land and sea ice, and their interactions.

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We provide current forecasts, climate reanalyses and specific datasets. These are available via the web, point-to-point dissemination, data servers and broadcasting.

European heatwave mid-June 2022 - EFI

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June 2022 saw two serious #heatwaves in Europe, during which some all-time temperature records were broken. Find out how ECMWF predicted the heatwaves: European heatwaves in June 2022


Forecasts, analyses, climate re-analyses, reforecasts and multi-model data are available from our archive (MARS) or via dedicated data servers or via point-to-point dissemination.

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Researchers, WMO members, commercial users and satellite data providers can gain access to ECMWF forecast products under one of our various license agreement types.

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Serving meteorology

International collaboration is fundamental to the work of ECMWF, working with the EU and the meteorological community at large, including the World Meteorological Organization, space agencies, and scientists around the world.

Workshops and education

Education is a key element of our work at ECMWF, enabling our partners to get the most from ECMWF's services and develop an advanced understanding of forecasting.

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ECMWF workshops are open to the worldwide meteorological community, though some training is restricted to member states.