UN launches weather Web site

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GENEVA, Switzerland — The United Nations launched a new Web site yesterday aimed at making it simpler to check on weather forecasts worldwide.

The site www.worldweather.org collates information from 69 national meteorological services to provide official forecasts for 680 cities, says the World Meteorological Organization.

It will give predictions for the next few days and severe weather warnings, as well as monthly climatological information.

Two New Brunswick cities, Fredericton and Saint John, are also included.

“As the primary source of weather information it offers clear and standardized information to all Internet users, currently often bewildered by the diversity of information,” the UN weather agency says.

The organizers hope the number of cities covered by the site will grow as the project expands.

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