“WMO previously had eight commissions and subcommittees.

Optimization is underway now, in the best sense of the word.

Over the 70 years of its existence, WMO had to deal with various issues, so cross-cutting groups were created that affected the activities of all commissions and committees.

It was not entirely clear how to proceed further.

Therefore, the structure is being reorganized, ”RIA Novosti quotes the scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center Roman Vilfand.

He clarified that the head of the department of river hydrological forecasts of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia, Yuri Simonov, was elected Vice-President of the WMO Service Commission, which will deal with the reorganization. 

Earlier, Wilfand predicted anomalous rainfall in March in several regions of Russia.