Knowing what to expect in terms of climate, weather, and temperatures is an important step to prepare for your trip.
Does Northern Europe have an unusually warm summer, or are the monsoon rains in India very heavy? The selected websites below all provide information about worldwide climate, weather, and temperatures, as well as important issues such as climate change, which can seriously affect entire regions of the world. Heavy monsoon rains in India and Bangladesh wreak havoc almost every year, whereas a few years ago a severe drought seriously impacted the entire Amazon basin.
Prepare yourself and check out some of the following weather resources.
CNN International Weather Forecasts, http://weather.edition.cnn.com/weather/intl/forecast.jsp, gives you up to 5 days of forecasts anywhere in the world.
Holiday-weather.com, www.holiday-weather.com, offers weather report for major worldwide holiday destinations and cities around the world, allowing travelers to plan their vacation based on the type of weather they wish to have.
Weatherbase.com, www.weatherbase.com, offers records and averages, climatology and historical weather for 16,439 cities worldwide, searchable by city, state, country or ZIP code.
Weather Underground, www.wunderground.com, provides weather reports for a large number of cities in most countries worldwide.
World Meteorological Organization, www.wmo.int, a United Nations specialized agency, is a useful resource for world weather and climate. The site has a link to the World Weather Information Service, with links to weather reports for most countries, as well as links to the National Meteorological and Hydrometeorological Services of the member states.
World Weather Server.com, www.worldweatherserver.com, offers current weather information, forecasts and webcams for locations around the world.
Worldwide Weather, www.worldclimate.com, provides worldwide weather statistics and norms.