China News Service, Beijing, January 19 (Reporter Chen Su) On the 19th, at the special media briefing meeting of the National Climate Center of the China Meteorological Administration, the results of the selection of the top ten domestic and foreign weather and climate events in 2023 were announced: "'Dusuri' goes north to show its power "Causing rare heavy rains and floods in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei" were rated as top ten domestic weather and climate events; "Rare hurricane Daniel in the Mediterranean causing catastrophe in Libya" was rated as top ten foreign weather and climate events.

  In 2023, my country will have obvious warm and dry climate characteristics, with frequent and severe extreme weather events, creating many record-breaking events.

For China and the world, 2023 will be the warmest year in meteorological records.

The central and eastern equatorial Pacific experienced a rapid transition from a “triple” La Niña to a moderate-intensity El Niño.

Abnormal climate has triggered many meteorological disasters around the world, including high temperatures and heat waves, droughts, heavy rains and floods, typhoons/hurricanes, and forest wildfires.

The top ten domestic and foreign weather and climate events released fully reflect the main characteristics of my country's and global weather and climate.

  It is reported that the China Meteorological Administration has launched the selection of China's top ten weather and climate events since 2004. In 2010, the selection of the top ten foreign weather and climate events was added. As of 2023, this event has been successfully held for 20 years and has gradually become an annual event of the meteorological department. It is an important window to enhance science popularization and serve the public at the end of the year and the beginning of the year. It has also become a brand activity of the China Meteorological Administration to strengthen the science popularization of meteorological disaster prevention and reduction.

  Through the annual selection of the "Top Ten Weather and Climate Events at Home and Abroad", the general public's attention to meteorological disasters and extreme weather and climate events continues to increase, the initiative to prevent meteorological disasters and the awareness of self-rescue and mutual rescue have been further strengthened, and the whole society's ability to defend against meteorological disasters has been further strengthened. has been effectively improved.


  Top ten domestic weather and climate events in 2023

  1. "Dusuri" moved northward and caused rare heavy rains and floods in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei.

  2. Yunnan suffered the strongest winter and spring drought since 1961

  3. The strong cold wave in December set new records for low temperature and snow cover in many places

  4. The national average temperature will hit a record high in 2023

  5. Typhoon "Haikwai" sets new precipitation records in many places in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao

  6. Henan encounters rare “bad rain” weather

  7. PM10 concentration soars in areas with sharp increase in dust in spring

  8. In early summer, the Huanghuai River in North China encountered multiple rounds of high temperature processes.

  9. Extreme precipitation in Beihai, Guangxi broke multiple historical records

  10. Strong convection spreads out at multiple points and Liaoning, Jiangsu and Anhui encounter strong tornadoes

  Top ten foreign weather and climate events in 2023

  1. Rare Mediterranean hurricane "Daniel" triggers catastrophe in Libya

  2. Brazil continues drought and water levels in Amazon River tributaries hit record lows

  3. The era of "global boiling" has arrived, and the average temperature of the earth has reached a new high.

  4. Northwest Australia encounters “once-in-a-hundred-year” floods

  5. A super cold wave hits the United States, with wind chill temperatures as low as -78°C at night

  6. Winter in South America looks like summer, with the highest temperature exceeding 37°C

  7. Tropical Cyclone Freddy in the Southern Hemisphere has the longest life span

  8. Wildfires in Maui, Hawaii, USA, cause serious casualties

  9. El Niño stirs up global climate and amplifies extreme weather

  10. Solar storms occur frequently and strong auroras appear in many places in the Northern Hemisphere (End)