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World Meteorological Day
(annually: 23 March)


Below is a checklist of World Meteorological Day (WMD) postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.). Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the items featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

WMD has been celebrated around the world on 23 March every year since the first WMD in 1961. WMD commemorates the entry-into-force, on 23 March 1950, of the Convention of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Therefore the 1st WMD is actually the 11th anniversary of that Convention, so that is how WMD is counted, since it was not celebrated for the first 10 years. Many countries have issued stamps to commemorate WMD.

1964 Common Design FDCs from 8 African countries: The 8 FDC entries from 1964, highlighted in pale yellow in the table below, all have the same (Éditions J.F.) cachet (except for color differences). That Common Design is for the 4th World Meteorological Day, and also features a weather balloon.

Launch covers
(including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers)
(farther below)
Other postal items
(stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.)
(immediately below)
World Meteorological Day (WMD)
(annually: 23 March)
World Meteorological Day (WMD)
(annually: 23 March)
Summary (by year of issue and WMD ordinal number)


Below is a list of World Meteorological Day (WMD) on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content*
World Meteorological Day (WMD) (annually: 23 March)
Afghanistan632 (Mi732)1962(2nd) WMD
Afghanistan633 (Mi733)
Afghanistan632-633 fdcTwo stamps on FDC (C.G. Junior III cachet)
Afghanistan633a (BL38)SS1
Afghanistan633a fdcSS1 on FDC (C.G. Junior III cachet)
Afghanistan645 (Mi764)1963(3rd) WMD
Afghanistan646 (Mi765)
Afghanistan647 (Mi766)
Afghanistan648 (Mi767)
Afghanistan645-648 fdcFour stamps on FDC (C.E. Junior III cachet)
Afghanistan649 (Mi768)
Afghanistan650 (Mi769b)Imperforate
AfghanistanC46 (Mi770b)Imperforate
AfghanistanC47 (Mi771A)
iC47 (Mi771B)

From imperforate strip of 2 (iC47+iC50)
AfghanistanC48 (Mi772)
AfghanistanC49 (Mi773)
Afghanistan649+C48-C49 fdcThree stamps on FDC (C.E. Junior III cachet)
AfghanistanC50 (Mi774A)
iC50 (Mi774B)

From imperforate strip of 2 (iC47+iC50)
AfghanistanC50a (BL42)SS1
AfghanistanC50a fdcSS1 on FDC
AfghanistanC50b (BL41)Imperforate SS1
AfghanistanC50b fdc1Imperforate SS1 on FDC
AfghanistanC50b fdc2Imperforate SS1 on FDC (different)
Afghanistan1358 (Mi1642)1989(29th) WMD
Afghanistan1359 (Mi1643)
Afghanistan1360 (Mi1644)
Algeria351 (Mi451)
i351

Imperforate
1966(6th) WMD
Algeria351 fdc1Stamp and cancel on FDC
Algeria351 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and cachet (different) on FDC
Algeria351 fdc3Stamp and cancel (same) and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
Algeria351 fdc4Stamp and cancel (different) on FDC
Algeria351 dsDeluxe sheet (351)
AlgeriaNone(Slogan) cancel1967(7th) WMD; "Le temps et l'eau" (weather and water)
AlgeriaNone(Alger) cancel1969(9th) WMD
AlgeriaNone(Oran) cancel on cover
Angola860 (Mi915)1993(33rd) WMD1
Angola861 (Mi916)
Angola862 (Mi917)
ArgentinaNoneCancel2 on cover1969(9th) WMD
ArgentinaNoneCancel2 on cover1970(10th) WMD
ArgentinaNoneCancel2 on cover1971(11th) WMD
ArgentinaNoneCancel2 on cover1972(12th) WMD
ArgentinaNoneCancel2 on cover1973(13th) WMD
ArgentinaNoneCancel2 on cover1974(14th) WMD
ArgentinaNoneCancel2 on cover1975(15th) WMD
ArgentinaNoneCancel2 on cover1976(16th) WMD
Argentina1017 cover (Mi1170 cover)Cancel2 (vane illustration is inverted) on cover1976
Argentina1017 cover1Cancel2 on cover1977
Argentina1017 cover2Cancel2 on cover (different)1977(17th) WMD; also APT antenna
Argentina1017 cover3Cancel2 on cover (different)1977(17th) WMD
Argentina1017 cover4Cancel2 on cover (different)1977
Argentina1017 cover (Mi1170 cover)Cancel2 on cover197?
Bahrain404 (Mi495)1993(33rd) WMD
Bahrain405 (Mi496)
Bahrain406 (Mi497)
Bahrain404-406 fdcThree stamps on FDC
Bangladesh606 (Mi723)2000(40th) WMD1; also 50th anniv. WMO
Barbados303 (Mi271)1968(8th) WMD; the "HARP [High Altitude Research Project] Gun" in 305 was used to launch Canadian Martlet research rockets into the upper atmosphere from 1963 to 1967; (304 has a design similar to St. Vincent 256, 257, and 258)
Barbados304 (Mi272)
Barbados305 (Mi273)
Barbados305 varVariety: White spot on barrel
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croat Admin.)246 (Mi309)From MS20 (246a (20x 246))2011(51st) WMD
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croat Admin.)246 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
BrazilNoneCancel on cover1961(1st) WMD
BrazilNoneCancel (same) on cover (different)1961(1st) WMD
Brazil936 (Mi1013)1962(2nd) WMD
Brazil936 fdc1Stamp on FDC
Brazil936 fdc2Stamp and cachet on FDC
Brazil936 fdc3Stamp and cachet (same) on FDC card
Brazil936 folderFDC folder
BrazilNoneCancel1963(3rd) WMD
BrazilNoneCancel on cover1964(4th) WMD
BrazilNoneCancel (same) and cachet on cover1964(4th) WMD
Brazil955 cover (Mi1031 cover)(Săo Paulo) cancel and cachet on cover1965(5th) WMD
BrazilNone(Rio de Janeiro) cancel and cachet (different) on cover1965(5th) WMD
Brazil1035 (Mi1128)From MS25 (1035a (25x 1035))1967(7th) WMD
Brazil1035 fdc1Stamp and (two) cancels and (Brasil) cachet on FDC (see this larger but incomplete image)
Brazil1035 fdc2Stamp and (two) cancels (same) and cachet (different) on FDC
Brazil1035 fdc3Stamp and (two) cancels (same) on FDC
Brazil1035 fdc4Stamp and (one of two) cancels and cachet on FDC
Brazil1035 cover (Mi1128 cover)Cancel on cover1968(8th) WMD
Burma275 (Mi276)1980(20th) WMD
Burma276 (Mi277)
Cambodia234 (Mi277)
i234

Imperforate
1970(10th) WMD
Cambodia234 dsDeluxe sheet (234)
Cambodia235 (Mi278)
i235

Imperforate
Cambodia235 dsDeluxe sheet (235)
Cambodia236 (Mi279)
i236

Imperforate
Cambodia236 dsDeluxe sheet (236)
Cambodia234-236 fdcThree stamps and (red rubber-stamp) cachet on FDC
Cameroun572 (Mi745)
i572

Imperforate
1973(13th) WMD; also 100th anniv. IMO-WMO
Cameroun572 dsDeluxe sheet (572)
Cameroun572 proofSigned proof
Cameroun572 fdcStamp on FDC (Éditions J.F. cachet)
CamerounNoneCancel on cover1978(18th) WMD
Central African RepublicC18 (Mi56)19644th WMD
Central African RepublicC18 proof1Signed proof (red)
Central African RepublicC18 proof2Signed proof (black)
Central African RepublicC18 dsDeluxe sheet (C18)
Central African RepublicC18 fdc1Stamp and cancel and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
Central African RepublicC18 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
Central African RepublicC27 (Mi72)
iC27

Imperforate
19655th WMD
Central African RepublicC27 proof1Signed proof (green)
Central African RepublicC27 proof2Signed proof (blue)
Central African RepublicC27 fdc1Stamp and cancel and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
Central African RepublicC27 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
Chad100 (Mi115)
i100

Imperforate
19644th WMD; (design similar to Congo 111 and Gabon 170)
Chad100 proofSigned proof
Chad100 fdc1Stamp and cancel and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
Chad100 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and (PJ) cachet on FDC
Chad100 fdc3Stamp and cancel (same) and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
Chad227 (Mi305)1970(10th) WMD
Chad227 dsDeluxe sheet (227)
Chad227 fdcStamp and cancel and (printed) cachet on FDC
Chad227 proof1Signed proof (orange)
Chad227 proof2Signed proof (green)
Chad227 proof3Signed proof (grey)
Chad227 proofsColor proof strip
China (People's Republic)NoneCancel on postal card2006(46th) WMD
China (People's Republic)NoneCancel (different) on postal card2006(46th) WMD
China (People's Republic)NoneCancel on postal card2009(49th) WMD
China (People's Republic)NoneCancel on postal card, with detail same as cachet on PRC 367-369 fdc2010(50th) WMD
China (People's Republic)NoneCancel on postal card2011(51st) WMD
China (People's Republic)NoneCancel on postal card2012(52nd) WMD
China (Taiwan)1337 (Mi452)19622nd WMD
China (Taiwan)1337 specimenOverprinted with bars through face value
China (Taiwan)1338 (Mi453)
China (Taiwan)1338 specimenOverprinted with bars through face value
China (Taiwan)1338 fdc1Stamp on FDC
China (Taiwan)1338 fdc2Stamp and cachet on FDC (different cancel)
China (Taiwan)1339 (Mi454)
China (Taiwan)1339 specimenOverprinted with bars through face value
China (Taiwan)1337+1339 fdc1Two stamps and cachet on FDC
China (Taiwan)1337+1339 fdc2Two stamps and cachet on FDC (different cancel)
China (Taiwan)1337-1339 fdcThree stamps and cachet on FDC
China (Taiwan)1337-1339 folder1FDC folder, also front
China (Taiwan)1337-1339 folder2FDC folder (different cancel), also front
China (Taiwan)1651 (Mi766)1970(10th) WMD
China (Taiwan)1651 specimenOverprinted with bars through face value
China (Taiwan)1652 (Mi767)
China (Taiwan)1652 specimenOverprinted with bars through face value
China (Taiwan)1651-1652 fdc1One of two stamps on FDC
China (Taiwan)1651-1652 fdc2One of two stamps on FDC (different cancel)
Congo (Democratic Republic)559 (Mi252)551 overprinted WMD19666th WMD
Congo (Democratic Republic)559a551 inverted overprint for WMD
Congo (Democratic Republic)560 (Mi253)552 overprinted for WMD
Congo (Democratic Republic)560a552 inverted overprint for WMD
Congo (Democratic Republic)559-560 fdcTwo stamps on FDC
Congo (Republic)111 (Mi42)
i111

Imperforate
19644th WMD; (design similar to Chad 100 and Gabon 170)
Congo (Republic)111 dsDeluxe sheet (111)
Congo (Republic)111 proofs1Color proofs
Congo (Republic)111 proofs2Color proofs (different)
Congo (Republic)111 proofs3Color proofs (different)
Congo (Republic)111 fdc1Stamp and cancel and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
Congo (Republic)111 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and (PJ) cachet on FDC
Congo (Republic)111 fdc3Stamp and cancel (same) and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
CroatiaNoneCancel and cachet on cover1992(32nd) WMD; "Meteorologija i službi razvoja 1992" (development of meteorological services - 1992) (in cachet text)
CroatiaNoneCancel (same) on cover (different)1992(32nd) WMD
CroatiaNoneCancel (same) on cover (different)1992(32nd) WMD
CroatiaNone(Slogan) cancel on cover1993(33rd) WMD; "Meteorologija i transfer tehnologije" (meteorology and technology transfer)
CroatiaNone(Slogan) cancel (same) on cover (different)1993(33rd) WMD; "Meteorologija i transfer tehnologije" (meteorology and technology transfer)
CroatiaNone(Slogan) cancel (same) on cover (different)1993(33rd) WMD; "Meteorologija i transfer tehnologije" (meteorology and technology transfer)
CroatiaNoneCancel on cover1994(34th) WMD
CroatiaNoneCancel (same) and cachet on cover (different)1994(34th) WMD; "Motrenje vremena i klime" (observing weather and climate) (in cachet text)
CroatiaNoneCancel (same) and (slogan) cancel on cover1994(34th) WMD; "Motrenje vremena i klime" (observing weather and climate)
CroatiaNoneCancel (same) and (slogan) cancel (same) on cover (different)1994(34th) WMD; "Motrenje vremena i klime" (observing weather and climate)
CroatiaNone(Slogan) cancel (same) on cover (different)1994(34th) WMD; "Motrenje vremena i klime" (observing weather and climate)
CroatiaNone(Slogan) cancel (same) on cover (different)1994(34th) WMD; "Motrenje vremena i klime" (observing weather and climate)
CroatiaNone(Slogan) cancel (same) on cover (different)1994(34th) WMD; "Motrenje vremena i klime" (observing weather and climate)
CroatiaNoneCancel and cachet on cover1995(35th) WMD; "Meteorologija i službi javnosti" (weather services for the public) (in cachet text)
CroatiaNoneCancel (same) and cachet (different) on cover1995(35th) WMD; "Meteorologija i službi javnosti" (weather services for the public) (in cachet text)
CroatiaNone(Slogan) cancel and cachet on cover1996(36th) WMD; "Meteorologija i šport" (meteorology and sports)
CroatiaNone(Slogan) cancel (same) and cachet (different) on cover1996(36th) WMD; "Meteorologija i šport" (meteorology and sports)
CroatiaNone(Slogan) cancel (same) and cachet (different) on cover1996(36th) WMD; "Meteorologija i šport" (meteorology and sports)
CroatiaNone(Slogan) cancel on cover1997(37th) WMD; "Vrijeme i voda u gradovima" (weather and water in cities)
CroatiaNone(Slogan) cancel on cover1998(38th) WMD; "Vrijeme, oceani i ljudsku djelatnost" (weather, oceans and human activity)
CroatiaNone(Slogan) cancel on cover1999(39th) WMD; "Vrijeme, klima i zdravlje" (Weather, climate and health)
CroatiaNone(Slogan) cancel (same) on cover (different)1999(39th) WMD; "Vrijeme, klima i zdravlje" (Weather, climate and health)
CroatiaNone(Slogan) cancel on cover2000(40th) WMD; also 50th anniv. WMO; "WMO - 50 godina službi" (WMO - 50 years of service)
CroatiaNone(Slogan) cancel and cachet on cover2001(41st) WMD; "Volonteri za meteorologiju i hidrologiju" (volunteers for meteorology and hydrology) (also in cachet text)
CroatiaNoneCancel and cachet on cover2002(42nd) WMD; "Reducing vulnerability to weather and climate extremes" (in cachet text)
CroatiaNoneCancel and cachet on cover2003(43rd) WMD; "Our future climate" (in cachet text)
CroatiaNoneCancel (same, but different stamps)2003(43rd) WMD
CroatiaNoneCancel and cachet on cover2004(44th) WMD; "Weather, climate and water in the information age" (in cachet text)
CroatiaNoneCancel (same) on cover (different)2004(44th) WMD
CroatiaNoneCancel (same) and cachet on cover (different)2004(44th) WMD; "Weather, climate and water in the information age" (in cachet text)
CroatiaNoneCancel and cachet on cover2005(45th) WMD; "Weather, climate, water and sustainable development" (in cachet text)
CroatiaNoneCancel (same) on cover (different)2005(45th) WMD
CroatiaNoneCancel and cachet on cover2006(46th) WMD; "Preventing and mitigating natural disasters" (in cachet text)
CroatiaNoneCancel and cachet on cover2007(47th) WMD; "Polar meteorology: understanding global impacts" (in cachet text)
CroatiaNoneCancel (same) on cover (different)2007(47th) WMD
CroatiaNoneCancel and cachet on cover2008(48th) WMD; "Observing our planet for a better future" (in cachet text)
CroatiaNoneCancel and cachet on cover2009(49th) WMD; "Weather, climate and the air we breathe" (in cachet text)
CroatiaNoneCancel (same) and cachet (different) on cover2009(49th) WMD
CroatiaNoneCancel and cachet on cover2010(50th) WMD; "60 years of WMO" (in cachet text)
CroatiaNoneCancel (same) and cachet (different) on cover2010(50th) WMD; "60 years of WMO" (in cachet text)
CroatiaNoneCancel (same) and cachet (different) on cover2010(50th) WMD; "60 years of WMO" (in cachet text)
CroatiaNoneCancel (same) on cover (different)2010(50th) WMD; also WMO headquarters, Geneva
CroatiaNoneCancel and cachet on cover2011(51st) WMD; "Climate for you" (in cachet text)
CroatiaNoneCancel (same) and cachet (slightly different) on cover2011(51st) WMD; "Climate for you" (in cachet text)
CroatiaNoneCancel (same) and cachet (different) on cover2011(51st) WMD
CroatiaNoneCancel and cachet on postal card2012(52nd) WMD; "Applying climate, weather and water knowledge for a better future" (in cachet text)
CroatiaNoneCancel and cachet (different) on postal card2012(52nd) WMD
CroatiaNoneCancel and (main) cachet on postal card2013(53rd) WMD; also WWW
CroatiaNoneCancel (same) and (main) cachet on postal card (different)2013(53rd) WMD; also WWW
CroatiaNoneCancel and (main) cachet on postal card2014(54th) WMD
CroatiaNoneCancel and (main) cachet on postal card2015(55th) WMD
Cuba1589 (Mi1663)1971(11th) WMD
Cuba1590 (Mi1664)
Cuba1591 (Mi1665)
Cuba1592 (Mi1666)
Cuba1589-1592 fdcFour stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
CyprusNoneCachet on cover1968(8th) WMD
CyprusNoneCachet on cover1969(9th) WMD
CyprusNoneCachet (same) on cover (different)1969(9th) WMD
CyprusNoneCachet on cover1974(14th) WMD
DahomeyC25 (Mi246)19655th WMD
DahomeyC25 fdc1Stamp and cancel and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
DahomeyC25 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
DahomeyC25 fdc3Stamp and cancel (same) and (PJ) cachet on FDC
Dominican Republic640 (Mi905)1968(8th) WMD
Dominican RepublicC156 (Mi906)
Dominican RepublicC157 (Mi907)
Dominican Republic640+C156-C157 fdcThree stamps and cancel on FDC
Dubai121 (Mi365)1970(10th) WMD
Dubai122 (Mi366)
Dubai123 (Mi367)
Dubai124 (Mi368)
Egypt (UAR)C96 (Mi654)1962(2nd) WMD
Egypt (UAR)C96 fdc1Stamp and (printed) cachet on FDC
Egypt (UAR)C96 fdc2Stamp and (printed) cachet (same) and cancel on FDC
Egypt (UAR)C106 (Mi787)like Egypt (Palestine) NC371965(5th) WMD
Egypt (Palestine)NC37 (Mi160)like Egypt (UAR) C1061965(5th) WMD
Egypt1299 (Mi1531)1985(25th) WMD
EgyptC220 (Mi1905)1997(37th) WMD
EgyptC220 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
French PolynesiaNoneCancel on cover19611st WMD
French PolynesiaNoneCancel (same) on cover (different)
Gabon170 (Mi196)
i170

Imperforate
19644th WMD; (design similar to Chad 100 and Congo 111)
Gabon170 proof1Signed proof (blue)
Gabon170 proof2Signed proof (green)
Gabon170 proof3Signed proof (black)
Gabon170 fdc1Stamp and cancel and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
Gabon170 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
Gabon170 fdc3Stamp and cancel (same) and (PJ) cachet on FDC
Germany (East)NoneCancel on cover1963(3rd) WMD
Germany (East)None(Slogan) cancel on cover1967(7th) WMD
Germany (East)984 (Mi1345)
i984
One of strip of 3 (984a (982-984)) (Mi1343-1345)
One of imperforate strip of 3 (i984a)
1968(8th) WMD
Germany (East)984a fdcOne of strip of 3 stamps on FDC
GreeceNoneCancel and (blue printed) cachet on cover1970(10th) WMD; cachet design and color are the same as United Nations 49
GreeceNoneCancel (same) and (red printed) cachet on cover1970(10th) WMD; cachet design and color are the same as United Nations 50
GreeceNoneCancel and cachet on cover1975(15th) WMD
GreeceNoneCachet on cover1977(17th) WMD
GreeceNoneCancel and cachet on cover1981(21st) WMD
GreeceNoneCancel (same) and cachet (different) on cover1981(21st) WMD
GreeceNoneCancel on cover1990(30th) WMD; "40th anniv. WMO" (in cancel text)
Guinea-Bissau889 (Mi1119)1990(30th) WMD
Guinea-Bissau890 (Mi1120)
Hungary1659+1661+1666-1667 fdc
i1659+i1661+i1666-i1667 fdc
Cancel on FDC
Cancel on FDC (imperforate stamps)
1965(5th) WMD
Hungary1660+1662-1665 fdc
i1660+i1662-i1665 fdc
Cancel on FDC
Cancel on FDC (imperforate stamps)
Hungary1668 fdc
i1668 fdc
Cancel on FDC
Cancel on FDC (imperforate stamps)
IndiaNoneCancel on cover1961(1st) WMD
IndiaNoneCancel on cover1966(6th) WMD, "World Meteorological Day"; also WWW
IndiaNoneCancel on cover1968(8th) WMD, "WMD is meteorology and agriculture"
IndiaNoneCancel1972(12th) WMD, "Meteorology and Human Environment"
Iran1285 (Mi1210)1964(4th) WMD
Iran2362 (Mi2335)From pair (2363a (2362-2363))1989(29th) WMD
Iran2363 (Mi2336)
Iran2363a fdc1Two stamps and cancel on FDC
Iran2363a fdc2Two stamps and cancel (same) and cachet on FDC
Iran2363a fdc3Two stamps and cancel (same) on FDC
Iran2506 (Mi2470)1992(32nd) WMD
Iraq593 (Mi662)455 overprinted WMD1971(11th) WMD
IraqC39 (Mi663)C23 overprinted WMD
Iraq644 (Mi716)1972(12th) WMD
Iraq645 (Mi717)
Iraq959 (Mi1039)
i959

Imperforate
1980(20th) WMD
Iraq959+962 dsDual deluxe sheet (959+962)
Iraq960 (Mi1040)
i960

Imperforate
Iraq960+963 dsDual deluxe sheet (960+963)
Iraq961 (Mi1041)
i961

Imperforate
Iraq961+964 dsDual deluxe sheet (961+964)
Ivory Coast213 (Mi266)19644th WMD
Ivory Coast213 fdc1Stamp and cancel and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet (same design as stamp) on FDC
Ivory Coast213 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
Ivory Coast213 fdc3Stamp and cancel (same) and (PJ) cachet on FDC
Jordan1686 (Mi1740)2000(40th) WMD1; also 50th anniv. WMO
Jordan1687 (Mi1741)
Korea (South)321 (Mi321)19611st WMD
Korea (South)321 essayAdopted essay
Korea (South)321 fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
Korea (South)321 fdc2Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
Korea (South)321a (BL159)Imperforate SS1
Korea (South)321a fdcImperforate SS1 and cancel and cachet on FDC
Korea (South)1572 (Mi1614)Also booklet of 4 (4x 1572)199030th WMD
Korea (South)1572 fdc1Stamp and cancel and (?) cachet on FDC
Korea (South)1572 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and (KPC) cachet on FDC, also back
Korea (South)2020 (Mi2087)From MS20 (2020a (20x 2020)); also booklet of 10 (10x 2020)2000(40th) WMD1; also 50th anniv. WMO
Korea (South)2020 fdc1Stamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Korea (South)2020 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and cachet (different) on FDC
Korea (South)2020 scSouvenir card (2020)
Kuwait272 (Mi269)1965(5th) WMD
Kuwait273 (Mi270)
Kuwait274 (Mi271)
Kuwait272-274 fdc1Three stamps on FDC
Kuwait272-274 fdc2Three stamps on FDC (different)
KuwaitNone(Slogan) cancel3 on cover1965(5th) WMD
KuwaitNone(Slogan) cancel3 on cover1967(7th) WMD
Kuwait1132 (Mi1224)1990(30th) WMD
Kuwait1133 (Mi1225)
Kuwait1134 (Mi1226)
Kuwait1132-1134 fdcThree stamps on FDC
Libya276 (Mi185)1965(5th) WMD
Libya277 (Mi186)
Libya278 (Mi187)
Libya276-278 fdc1Three stamps and cachet on FDC
Libya276-278 fdc2Three stamps and cachet (different) on FDC
Libya276-278 fdc3Three stamps and cachet (different color) on FDC
Libya276-278 fdc4Three stamps and cachet (different) on FDC
Libya276-278 fdc5Three stamps on FDC, also insert
Libya276-278 fdc6Three stamps and cachet (different) on FDC
Libya359 (Mi274)1969(9th) WMD
Libya359 fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
Libya359 fdc2Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
Libya359 fdc3Stamp on FDC (different)
Libya817 (Mi724)1979(19th) WMD
Libya817 proofProof
Libya818 (Mi725)
Libya818 proofProof
Libya819 (Mi726)
Libya819 proofProof
Libya817-819 fdcThree stamps on FDC, also insert
MacauNone(Slogan) cancel on cover1984(24th) WMD
MacauNone(Slogan) cancel (same) on cover (different)1984(24th) WMD
Macedonia185 (Mi194)From MS9 (185a (9x 185))2000(40th) WMD1; also 50th anniv. WMO
Macedonia185 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
MacedoniaNoneCancel on cover1996(36th) WMD
Malagasy RepublicNoneCachet on cover1962(2nd) WMD
Malagasy RepublicC78 (Mi519)
iC78

Imperforate
19644th WMD
Malagasy RepublicC78 dsDeluxe sheet (C78)
Malagasy RepublicC78 proof1Signed proof (green)
Malagasy RepublicC78 proof2Signed proof (black)
Malagasy RepublicC78 fdc1Stamp and cancel and (PJ) cachet on FDC
Malagasy RepublicC78 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
Malagasy RepublicC78 fdc3Stamp and cancel (same) and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
Mali174 (Mi331)
i174

Imperforate
197212th WMD
Mali174 dsDeluxe sheet (174)
Mali174 fdcStamp and (printed) cachet on FDC
Mauritania175 (Mi229)
i175

Imperforate
19644th WMD
Mauritania175 dsDeluxe sheet (175)
Mauritania175 proofSigned proof
Mauritania175 proofsTrial color proofs
Mauritania175 fdc1Stamp and cancel and (PJ) cachet on FDC
Mauritania175 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
Mauritania691 (Mi997)1991(31st) WMD
MauritiusNoneCancel on (airmail) cover19611st WMD
MexicoC323 (Mi1227)1967(7th) WMD
MexicoC323 fdc1Stamp and cancel and (?) cachet on FDC
MexicoC323 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and (?) cachet (different) on FDC
MexicoC323 fdc3Stamp and cancel (same) and (?) cachet (different) on FDC
MexicoC323 folderFDC folder, also outside
MexicoC323 programFDOI program, also back
MoldovaNoneCancel on stamped envelope2009(49th) WMD
Morocco102 (Mi531)1964(4th) WMD
Morocco103 (Mi532)
MoroccoC10 (Mi533)
MoroccoC10 fdcStamp and cancel on FDC
Morocco102-103+C10 fdc1Three stamps and cancel (same) and cachet on FDC
Morocco102-103+C10 fdc2Three stamps and cancel (same) and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
Morocco102-103+C10 fdc3Three stamps and cancel (same) and cachet (different) on FDC
MoroccoNoneCancel on cover1965(5th) WMD
Morocco464 (Mi935)1980(20th) WMD
Morocco464 dsDeluxe sheet (464)
Morocco464 fdcStamp on FDC
Morocco759 (Mi1229)
i759

Imperforate
1993(33rd) WMD
Morocco759 fdcStamp and cachet (design similar to stamp) on FDC
Mozambique946 (Mi1015)1985(25th) WMD
Myanmar350 (Mi352)2000(40th) WMD; also 50th anniv. WMO
Myanmar351 (Mi353)
Myanmar352 (Mi354)
Myanmar350-352 fdc1Three stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Myanmar350-352 fdc2Three stamps and cancel (same) and cachet (no color) on FDC, also back
New CaledoniaC39 (Mi411)
iC39

Imperforate
19655th WMD
New CaledoniaC39 fdcStamp and cancel and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
New CaledoniaC101 (Mi533)
iC101

Imperforate
197313th WMD; also 100th anniv. IMO-WMO
New CaledoniaC101 dsDeluxe sheet (C101)
New CaledoniaC101 fdc1Stamp and cancel on FDC (Éditions J.F. cachet)
New CaledoniaC101 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and (printed) cachet on FDC
New Caledonia523 (Mi759)
i523

Imperforate
198525th WMD
New Caledonia523 dsDeluxe sheet (523)
New Caledonia523 fdc1Stamp and cancel and (Edila) cachet on FDC
New Caledonia523 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and (Edila) cachet (same) on FDC (with additional blue rubber-stamp cachet)
New Caledonia523 maxiMaxicard
NigerC41 (Mi70)
iC41

Imperforate
19644th WMD
NigerC41 fdc1Stamp and cancel and (blue and brown and black printed) cachet on FDC
NigerC41 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) on FDC (brown cachet)
NigerC41 dsDeluxe sheet (C41)
NigerC41 proof1Signed proof (black)
NigerC41 proof2Signed proof (brown)
NigerC55 (Mi117)
iC55

Imperforate
19666th WMD
NigerC55 dsDeluxe sheet (C55)
NigerC55 proofSigned proof
NigerC55 proof-pairColor proof pair
NigerC55 fdcStamp and cancel and (printed) cachet on FDC
NigerC55 maxiMaxicard
NigerC71 (Mi157)
iC71

Imperforate
19677th WMD
NigerC71 proofSigned proof
NigerC71 color-proofColor proof
NigerC71 proofsColor proofs
NigerC71 essayAdopted essay
NigerC71 fdcStamp and (printed) cachet on FDC
NigerC105 (Mi211)
iC105

Imperforate
19699th WMD
NigerC105 dsDeluxe sheet (C105)
NigerC105 fdcStamp and (printed) cachet on FDC
NigerC214 (Mi380)
iC214

Imperforate
1973(13th) WMD; also 100th anniv. IMO-WMO
NigerC214 proofSigned proof
NigerC214 proofsColor proofs
Niger311 (Mi456)
i311

Imperforate
1975(15th) WMD
Niger311 fdcStamp and cancel and (printed) cachet on FDC
Niger393 (Mi573)
i393

Imperforate
1977(17th) WMD
Niger393 proofsColor proof strip
Niger393 fdcStamp and cancel and (Edila) cachet on FDC
Nigeria209 (Mi203)1967(7th) WMD
Nigeria210 (Mi204)
Oman349 (Mi359)1992(32nd) WMD
Oman349 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
PakistanNone(Lahore) cancel and cachet on cover19611st WMD
PakistanNone(Lahore) cancel and cachet (different) on cover19611st WMD
PakistanNone(Lahore) cancel on cover19611st WMD
PakistanNone(Karachi) cancel on cover19611st WMD
PakistanNone(Rawalpindi) cancel on cover19611st WMD
PakistanNone(Chittagong) cancel on postal card19611st WMD
Peru1676 (Mi2367)
i1676

Imperforate
2009(49th) WMD
Peru1676 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
PolandNone(Pictorial) cancel on cover1964(4th) WMD
PolandNone(Black pictorial) cancel on cover1965(5th) WMD
PolandNone(Magenta pictorial) cancel on cover1965(5th) WMD
PolandNone(Black) cachet on cover1966(6th) WMD
PortugalNoneCancel and cachet on cover1980(20th) WMD; "Man and Climatic Variability" (in Portuguese text)
PortugalNoneCancel (same) on cover1980(20th) WMD
PortugalNoneCancel on cover1981(21st) WMD
RomaniaNone(Slogan) cancel1980(20th) WMD
RomaniaNone(Slogan) cancel (same) on cover (different stamp)
RomaniaNone(Slogan) cancel1982(22nd) WMD
RomaniaNone(Slogan) cancel (same) on cover (different stamp)
RomaniaNone(Slogan) cancel (different) on cover
RomaniaNone(Slogan) cancel on cover1983(23nd) WMD
RomaniaNone(Slogan) cancel on cover1985(25nd) WMD
RomaniaNone(Slogan) cancel on cover1986(26th) WMD
RomaniaNone(Slogan) cancel on cover1988(28th) WMD
RomaniaNone(Slogan) cancel (same) on cover (different)
RomaniaNone(Slogan) cancel on cover1989(29th) WMD
Russia (USSR)NoneCachet on stamped envelope1984(24th) WMD
Rwanda52 (Mi52)1964(4th) WMD
Rwanda53 (Mi53)
Rwanda54 (Mi54)
Rwanda52-54 fdcThree stamps and cachet on FDC
Rwanda54A (BL1)Imperforate SS1
St. Pierre and Miquelon431 (Mi495A)
i431 (Mi495B)

Imperforate
1974(14th) WMD
St. Pierre and Miquelon431 fdcStamp and cancel and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
St. Pierre and Miquelon431 dsDeluxe sheet (431)
St. Vincent256 (Mi235)1968(8th) WMD; (all have a design similar to Barbados 304)
St. Vincent257 (Mi236)
St. Vincent258 (Mi237)
St. Vincent256-258 fdcThree stamps and cachet on FDC
Salvador, El781 (Mi947)1968(8th) WMD
Salvador, El782 (Mi948)
Salvador, ElKessler no.1Aerogramme
Salvador, ElKessler no.2Aerogramme (different)
Saudi Arabia456 (Mi389)1967(7th) WMD
Saudi Arabia457 (Mi390)
Saudi Arabia458 (Mi391)
Saudi Arabia459 (Mi392)
Saudi Arabia460 (Mi393)
Saudi Arabia456-460 fdcFive stamps and cancel on FDC
SenegalC62 (Mi372)
iC62

Imperforate
19688th WMD
SenegalC62 proof1Signed proof (green)
SenegalC62 proof2Signed proof (blue)
SenegalC62 fdcStamp and cancel and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
SenegalC62 dsDeluxe sheet (C62)
Senegal766 (Mi964)1988(28th) WMD
Senegal766 dsDeluxe sheet (766)
Senegal766 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
SpainNoneCancel on cover1962(2nd) WMD
SpainNoneCancel on cover1983(23rd) WMD
Switzerland (WMO)NoneMeter detail on cover1975(15th) WMD
Syria470 (Mi899)1965(5th) WMD
Syria471 (Mi900)
SyriaC452 (Mi1097)197010th WMD
SyriaC453 (Mi1098)
Syria1206 (Mi1792)1990(30th) WMD; also 40th anniv. WMO
TogoNoneCancel on cover19611st WMD
TogoNoneCancel (same) and cachet on cover
Tunisia441 (Mi633)19644th WMD
Tunisia441 fdcStamp and cancel and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
Tunisia1435 (Mi1687)2008(48th) WMD
Tunisia1435 dsDeluxe sheet (1435)
Tunisia1435 fdcStamp on FDC
Tunisia1435 folderFDC folder, also inside and back
TurkeyUnknown (Mi?)2019(59th) WMD
TurkeyUnknown fdcStamp and cancel and (Turkey PTT) cachet on FDC
Uganda1194 (Mi1326)1994(34rd) WMD
Uganda1195 (Mi1327)
Uganda1196 (Mi1328)
Uganda1197 (Mi1329)
Uganda1198 (Mi1330)
Uganda1199 (Mi1331)
Uganda1200 (BL207)SS1
United StatesNone(NOAA Space Philatelic Society) cachet on cover1985(25th) WMD
United StatesNone(Coverscape) cachet on cover2016(56th) WMD
United StatesNone(Coverscape) cachet on cover2017(57th) WMD
United StatesNone(Coverscape) cachet on cover2019(59th) WMD
Upper Volta93 (Mi96)19611st WMD
Upper Volta93 dsDeluxe sheet (93)
Upper Volta93 proof1Proof (black)
Upper Volta93 proof2Signed proof
Upper Volta93 fdc1Stamp and cancel and (printed) cachet on FDC
Upper Volta93 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
Upper Volta93 fdc3Stamp and cancel (same) and (PJ) cachet on FDC
Upper Volta95 (Mi99)19622nd WMD
Upper Volta95 dsDeluxe sheet (95)
Upper Volta95 fdc1Stamp and cancel and (Éditions u.des.co) cachet on FDC
Upper Volta95 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
Upper Volta107 (Mi116)19633rd WMD
Upper Volta107 fdc1Stamp and cancel and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
Upper Volta107 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
Upper Volta107 fdc3Stamp and cancel (same) and (PJ) cachet on FDC
Upper Volta130 (Mi145)
i130

Imperforate
19644th WMD
Upper Volta130 proof1Signed proof
Upper Volta130 proof2Proof (green)
Upper Volta130 fdc1Stamp and cancel and (PJ) cachet on FDC
Upper Volta130 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
Upper Volta130 fdc3Stamp and cancel (same) and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
Upper VoltaC21 (Mi161)19655th WMD
Upper VoltaC21 dsDeluxe sheet (C21)
Upper VoltaC21 proofSigned proof
Upper VoltaC21 imperf-pairImperforate pair
Upper VoltaC21 fdcStamp and cancel and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
Upper VoltaC28 (Mi181)
iC28

Imperforate
19666th WMD
Upper VoltaC28 dsDeluxe sheet (C28)
Upper VoltaC28 fdcStamp and cancel and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
Upper VoltaC35 (Mi213)
iC35

Imperforate
19677th WMD
Upper VoltaC35 dsDeluxe sheet (C35)
Upper VoltaC35 proofSigned proof (C35)
Upper VoltaC35 fdcStamp and cancel and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
Upper VoltaC52 (Mi237)
iC52

Imperforate
19688th WMD
Upper VoltaC52 dsDeluxe sheet (C52)
Upper VoltaC52 proofSigned proof
Upper VoltaC52 fdcStamp and cancel and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
Upper VoltaC63 (Mi258)
iC63

Imperforate
19699th WMD
Upper VoltaC63 dsDeluxe sheet (C63)
Upper VoltaC63 proof1Signed proof (green)
Upper VoltaC63 proof2Signed proof (brown)
Upper VoltaC63 fdcStamp and cancel and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
Vietnam (South)235 (Mi312)1964(4th) WMD
Vietnam (South)236 (Mi313)
Vietnam (South)237 (Mi314)
Vietnam (South)238 (Mi315)
Vietnam (South)238 dsDeluxe sheet (238)
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc1Four stamps and cachet on FDC
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc2Four stamps and cachet (different color) on FDC
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc3Four stamps and cachet (different) on FDC
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc4Four stamps and cachet (different color) on FDC
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc5Four stamps and cachet (different) on FDC
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc6Four stamps and cachet (different color) on FDC
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc7Four stamps and cachet (different color) on FDC
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc8Four stamps and cachet (different) on FDC
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc9Four stamps and cachet (different) on FDC
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc10Four stamps and cachet (different) on FDC
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc11Four stamps and cachet (different) on FDC
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc12Four stamps and cachet (different) on FDC
Vietnam (South)447 (Mi525)1973(13th) WMD
Vietnam (South)447 fdc1Stamp and (black) cachet on FDC
Vietnam (South)447 fdc2Stamp and (green and red) cachet on FDC
Vietnam (South)447 fdc3Stamp and (orange) cachet on FDC
Vietnam (South)447 fdc4Stamp and (yellow and green) cachet on FDC
Vietnam (South)447 fdc5Stamp and (yellow and red) cachet on FDC
Vietnam (South)447 fdc6Stamp and (blue and red) cachet on FDC
Vietnam (South)447 fdc7Stamp and (red) cachet on FDC
Vietnam (South)447 fdc8Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
Vietnam (South)447 fdc9Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
Vietnam (South)447 fdc10Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
Vietnam (South)447 fdc11Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
Vietnam (South)447 folder1FDC folder, also inside
Vietnam (South)447 folder2FDC folder (different color)
Vietnam (South)447 folder3FDC folder (different)
Vietnam (South)447 folder4FDC folder (different)
Vietnam (South)447 scSouvenir card
Vietnam (South)497 (Mi575)447 overprinted new currency1974(13th) WMD
Vietnam2338 (Mi2413)
i2338

Imperforate
1992(32nd) WMD1
Vietnam2339 (Mi2414)
i2339

Imperforate
Vietnam2338-2339 fdcTwo stamps and cancel on FDC
YugoslaviaNoneCancel and cachet on cover, also insert1962(2nd) WMD
YugoslaviaNoneCancel (same) on cover1962(2nd) WMD
Yugoslavia688 (Mi1033)1963(3rd) WMD
Yugoslavia688 fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
Yugoslavia688 fdc2Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
Yugoslavia688 fdc3Stamp and cachet (same) on FDC (different cancel)
YugoslaviaNoneCancel on cover1965(5th) WMD1; also 20th anniv. UN (in cachet)
YugoslaviaNoneCancel (same) and cachet on cover1965(5th) WMD1; also 20th anniv. UN (in cachet)
YugoslaviaNoneCancel and cachet on cover19666th WMD; also WWW (in cachet)
YugoslaviaNoneCancel (same) on cover (no cachet)19666th WMD
YugoslaviaNoneCancel on cover1989(29th) WMD
YugoslaviaNoneCancel on cover1990(30th) WMD
YugoslaviaNoneCancel on cover1991(31st) WMD
YugoslaviaNoneCancel (same) on cover (different)1991(31st) WMD
Zambia61 (Mi61)1970(10th) WMD
Zambia61 fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
Zambia61 fdc2Stamp and cachet (same) on FDC (different cancel)

*WMD ordinal numbers given in parentheses are not specifically noted on items, but are based on year of issue.

1WMD is not specifically noted on these items, but is implied from the issue date of March 23.
2Same cancel design was used from 1969 — 1977.
3Same cancel design was used in 1965 and 1967.


The table below is a Summary (by year of issue and WMD ordinal number) of the World Meteorological Day (WMD) postal items listed in the table immediately above. Included are the number of countries issuing WMD items, as well as the number of WMD items that were issued. WMD themes are also provided. This summary is also available in spreadsheet form.

Year of IssueWMD Ordinal NumberNumber ofWMD Theme
CountriesItems
19611st88Meteorology - general themes
19622nd811Contribution of meteorology to agriculture and food production
19633rd517Transport and meteorology (in particular, application of meteorology to aviation)
19644th1624Meteorology as a factor of economic development
19655th1422International cooperation in meteorology
19666th78World Weather Watch
19677th914Weather and water
19688th1019Meteorology and agriculture
19699th67The economic value of meteorological services
197010th815Meteorological education and training
197111th37Meteorology and human environment
197212th45
1973, including Vietnam 49713th; also 100th anniv. IMO-WMO56One hundred years of international cooperation in meteorology
1974, except Vietnam 49714th33Meteorology and tourism
197515th44Meteorology and telecommunications2
197616th11Weather and food
197717th33Weather and water
197818th11Meteorology and research for the future
197919th13Meteorology and energy
198020th58Man and climatic variability
198121st22World Weather Watch as a tool for development
198222nd12Observing the weather from space
198323rd22The weather observer
198424th22Meteorology aids food production
198525th55Meteorology and public safety
198626th11Climate variations, drought and desertification
198727th00Meteorology: a model of international cooperation
198828th22Meteorology and the media
198929th47Meteorology in the service of aviation
199030th; also 40th anniv. WMO69Natural disaster reduction: how meteorological and hydrological services can help
199131st22The atmosphere of the living planet Earth
199232nd45Weather and climate services for sustainable development
199333rd148Meteorology and the transfer of technology
199434th29Observing the weather and climate
199535th11Public weather services
199636th22Meteorology in the service of sports
199737th22Weather and water in cities
199838th11Weather, oceans and human activity
199939th11Weather, climate and health
200040th1; also 50th anniv. WMO69The World Meteorological Organization - 50 years of service
200141st11Volunteers for weather, climate and water
200242nd22Reducing vulnerability to weather and climate extremes
200343rd11Our future climate
200444th11Weather, climate and water in the information age
200545th11Weather, climate, water and sustainable development
200646th23Preventing and mitigating natural disasters
200747th11Polar meteorology; understanding global impacts
200848th22Observing our planet for a better future
200949th44Weather, climate and the air we breathe
201050th2260 years of service for your safety and well-being
201151st33Climate for you
201252nd22Powering our future with weather, climate and water
201353rd11Watching the weather to protect life and property, Celebrating 50 Years of World Weather Watch
201454th11Weather and climate: engaging youth
201555th11Climate knowledge for climate action
201656th11Hotter, Drier, Wetter - Face the Future
201757th11Understanding Clouds
201858th00Weather-ready, climate-smart
201959th22The Sun, the Earth and the weather
Total:
57 out of 59 years
Total:
81 countries
288 items

1WMD is not specifically noted on some of these items, but is implied from the issue date of March 23.
2The 15th World Meteorological Day (WMD) and the 7th World Telecommunications Day (WTD), both celebrated in 1975, had a common theme "Meteorology and Telecommunications". A few 7th WTD items from 1975 are known, and are found in the Meteorological Specialties and Applications page. In some of them, the theme is explicit rather than implicit, whereas none of the 15th WMD items explicitly state this theme.


Below is a list of World Meteorological Day (WMD) on satellite launch covers.

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
World Meteorological Day (WMD) (annually: 23 March)
United States2002-07-10Cape Canaveral FL(Multi-color) cachet (with reproduction of Afghanistan 632) on Telstar-1 anniversary cover(2nd) WMD


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