meteorological meteorological  /ˌmi ti ˌɔ rə ˈlɑ dʒɪ kəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or pertaining to atmospheric phenomena, especially weather and weather conditions

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But its that meteorological arcana thats made such a mess of the bayou, and to hear a lot of people tell it, we have only ourselvesand our global-warming waysto blame.
  2. Each summer and fall, the severe tropical storms known as hurricanes become a major meteorological peril for inhabitants of the Eastern and Gulf Coast states.
  3. A Long March-3A carrier rocket, with a Fengyun-2D meteorological satellite, blasts off from Xichang, Sichuan Province, December 8, 2006.

News

  1. Monsoon Rains Cover India Early, Boost Crop Hopes

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's monsoon rains have covered the entire country a month ahead of the normal schedule, increasing the prospects for a bumper output for summer-sown crops such as rice, oilseeds and cotton in one of the world's leading producers. The rains usually cover all of India by mid-July, but this year it happened on June 16, said a senior official at the India Meteorological ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Scientific American

  2. Monsoon rains cover two-thirds of country by June 14

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The monsoon had covered two-thirds of the country by Friday, L. S Rathore, the chief of the India Meteorological Department, told reporters on Friday, indicating bountiful rains and ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Preparing for floods in West Africa

    West African and Sahel countries are setting up measures to minimize flood damage as the annual rainy season approaches. The African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD) in a seasonal weather outlook says near-average or above-average rainfall is likely over the western Sahel, which stretches across Mauritania, Senegal and western and central Niger.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: IRIN

Quotes

  1. "In these cases, we will analyse with the meteorological experts the predictions of the weather," added Rogge. "We will see the weather, we may have to postpone some events."
    on Apr 9, 2008 By: Jacques Rogge Source: Birmingham Post

  2. "The briefing that India Meteorological Department made this morning (on monsoon situation, I can say the) entire week will be a good week. If this prediction is correct, then I can definitely say we are out of trouble," Agriculture Minister...
    on Jul 13, 2009 By: Sharad Pawar Source: Hindu

  3. "They were prepared, capable, qualified firefighters. A change in meteorological conditions caused them to lose their lives," the head of the Catalan regional government, Jose Montilla, told a news conference.
    on Jul 21, 2009 By: Jose Montilla Source: AFP

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