Weather forecast for ten major towns in Serbia, for current day and tomorrow. Updated twice a day.
Water forecast from 2 to 4 days for 20 stations on the Danube, Tisa, Sava and Morava. Information about actual water status and prospects. Updating is once per day.
Temperature, pressure, humidity, wind speed and direction, weather phenomenon description and snow (in winter). Data are updated every hour.
Temperature and weather phenomenon description for Montenegro, south-east and whole Europe. Updated several times every day.
Water stage, change and tendency of water stage, flow rate, water temperature and ice events for 54 reporting stations on the most important water currents.
Professor Jugoslav Nikolic graduated in the field of physics – study program: Meteorology, from the former Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, currently named the Faculty of Physics of the University of Belgrade. He obtained his Master of Science (MSc) and Doctoral (PhD) degrees from the University of Belgrade, Department of Hydrogeology - FMG, all the while working in his profession. Professor Nikolic holds the academic rank of Full Professor. He has a long-term work experience in a highly qualified positions at the Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia (RHMSS) and has achieved results in the research, comprehensive study and integrated solving of problems fundamental from the meteorological perspective – physics of the atmosphere, environmental protection, and application of findings in the energy, water management and agriculture sectors. Through his expert and scientific papers, projects and monographs, he made original expert and scientific contributions and influenced the development of science, scientific thought and the profession. His scientific engagement refers to the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA) and occasional lecturing at the doctoral programs of related faculties. He is a member of the Scientific Board of the SASA’s Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijic”, and has been appointed a member of the Board for the Dynamic of the Earth's Climate System and the Work of Milutin Milankovic by the SASA’s Executive Board. Professor Nikolic has been awarded with the prize of the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce for the best scientific paper of special significance for application in the economy and relevant expert professions.
Professor Jugoslav Nikolic is the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Serbia with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). He was directly engaged in the efforts to obtain a full membership status for the Republic of Serbia in the ECMWF starting from January 1, 2015 and invests significant effort to establish active status for the RHMSS in other international organizations.
Professor Nikolic’s area of professional interest relates to geosciences – meteorology, hydrology, hydrogeology and their applications in the fields of environmental protection, energy (renewable energy resources), agricultural meteorology, climate research (climate resources and climate change), and weather modification (hail suppression, drought management – rain stimulation), as well as to the complex research concerning the production of a numerical model for evapotranspiration, of strategic significance for various practical applications: in water management (water balance analysis, planning and control of water resources, irrigation/drainage of the terrain, planning of hydro construction works and objects, production of flood protection structures, production of water management master plans of catchment areas, production of hydrological forecasts, etc.); in the field of environmental protection; in the agriculture (projects related to melioration); for planning in the electric power industry, road industry, agricultural meteorology and other economy sectors; in the production of weather forecasts and climate studies; and numerous other applications in meteorological, hydrological, hydrogeological, agricultural and environmental practice.
By Decision of the Serbian Government, Professor Nikolic has been appointed as the Director of the RHMSS, after winning in an open competition process for this position. The Government has also made him a member of the Republic Emergency Situations Headquarters, the National Council for Climate Change, the National Geospatial Data Infrastructure, and the RHMSS representative in the Negotiation Group on Environment – NG 27.
During his considerable career, Professor Nikolic worked, among other things, as a synoptic analyst at RHMSS weather forecast division, a synoptic analyst in aviation, head of RHMSS radar centres, head of RHMSS department of meteorology, head of RHMSS division for aerologic measurements, and an officer for strategies, programmes and projects from the field of meteorology and climate change, within RHMSS department of development and EU programmes and projects. Through his scientific work, using the interdisciplinary approach, he has made numerous practical contributions. He gave his contribution to the field of sustainable development through participation in the production of the Spatial Plan of the Republic of Serbia 2009 - 2013 – 2020, within the section relating to the impacts of natural atmospheric disasters.
Professor Nikolic was among the first to research the activity of the natural radioactive gases of radon and thoron using the applicable passive discriminative nuclear track detectors in the air column in the soil. Linking the geological and hydrometeorological/climatological characteristics of certain areas with the intensity of natural radioactivity in those areas represents an original scientific contribution to the production of relevant risk maps. Besides the above, he has also made a significant contribution to the analysis of weather conditions, ozone research, global radiation estimation, as well as to the field of hydrology/hydrochemistry. His scientific publications include three scientific monographs and a number of papers published in international journals indexed in the Science Citation Index (SCI), and in international conference proceedings. Professor Nikolic is the author of two outstanding monographs of national and wider significance, both published by the SASA’s Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijic” and launched at an event organized by SASA on 5 February 2011, which was attended by numerous academicians, representatives of faculties, scientific institutes and RHMSS. Recently, Professor Nikolic has published 12 papers of M20 category (papers published in international journals), 6 papers of M51 category (papers published in leading journals of national significance), and over 40 papers of M33 category (papers presented in international conferences printed in full).
The results of his scientific and expert work, inter alia, have found practical application in the harmonization of the monitoring of the atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere characteristics, through harmonized organization of meteorological, hydrological and hydrogeological monitoring in RHMSS, which also represents a significant contribution to the profession.
Professor Jugoslav Nikolic has managed or participated in the implementation of numerous scientific projects. He is a member of the Editing Board of the scientific journal “Zbornik radova” of the SASA’s Institute “Jovan Cvijic”. His relevant experience, scientific and academic activity, following of global research processes, and membership in respectable expert and scientific associations, equip him with competence and confirm his status as a creative and authoritative expert whose work significantly improved conventional expert and scientific models.
- WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION www.wmo.ch
SINCE MAY 2013, DIRECTOR OF RHMS OF SERBIA, PROF. JUGOSLAV NIKOLIĆ, PhD, HAS BEEN THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF SERBIA WITH WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION
- WE PARTICIPATE IN THE FOLLOWING WMO COMMISSIONS:
- Basic Systems
- Instruments and Methods of Observations
- Atmospheric Science
- Aeronautical Meteorology
- Maritime Meteorology
- Agricultural Meteorology
- WE PARTICIPATE IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMMES AND PROJECTS:
- World Weather Watch
- World Climate Programme
- Programme of Atmospheric
and Enviromental Research
- Programme of Applied Meteorology
- Programme of Technical Cooperation
- Programme of Training and Education
- Regional and Bilateral Programmes
COOPERATION WITH INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
- EUMETSAT www.eumetsat.de
As cooperating member of "European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites-EUMETSAT" we have access to the following:
- European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast www.ecmwf.int
As cooperating member of "European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast" we receive the following:
- Access to analytical and
forecasting products of the Centre
- Access to forecasts up to
ten days, seasonal forecasts
- Participation of our
experts in courses
- Possibility of applying
for posts in the Centre.
RHMS Serbia - background
Adopting the justified request of Prof. Milan Nedeljkovic, Minister of Education and Religion, Dr Vladan Djordjevic passed on 27 September 1888 the Regulation on the establishment of unified network of meteorological stations in the Kingdom of Serbia.
That marks the foundation of national meteorological service in Serbia.
Regular meteorological measuring started even before that date. Vladimir Jaksic, Professor in Secondary School, started on 1 January 1848 in Belgrade, on his plot in the part of city called Senjak, regular measuring of temperature, humidity, precipitation, wind and air pressure.
In 1856 well-organized network of meteorological stations became operative in 20 towns of Serbia, and in 1857 there were 27 of them and that was the densest network in Europe at that time. Prof. Jaksic left very significant data on water level variations on the Sava river from that period.
Belgrade Observatory was founded on 26 March 1887 and under the leadership of Prof. M. Nedeljkovic became central institution for data collection from the whole Serbia.
In August 1902, international exchange began of coded data and making of the first weather forecast. Weather reports and weather forecasts were published in the newspaper “Politika” as early as 1912.
Significant development of meteorology in Serbia occurred with the coming of academician Pavle Vujevic to the post of Director of Belgrade Observatory at the beginning of XX century. At the same time, academician Milutin Milankovic, one of the most recognized scientists in XX century, started his work in the field of climatology. His papers in the field of solar climate define the theory of ice ages.
During I World War, from 1916 to 1918, Belgrade Observatory and also the whole meteorological service of the Kingdom of Serbia were under German occupation command. Prof. Konrad, prominent Professor of Meteorology from Wien, headed the Observatory. Thanks to him the Service was preserved.
As a part of meteorological service of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, in the period from 1918 to 1941, meteorological service of Serbia was responsible for the network of meteorological stations in Macedonia, Montenegro and a part of Dalmatia. Also at that time, meteorological stations on liberated Kosovo and Metohija were established. Meteorological Observatory in Belgrade became a collecting center for the whole Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
Meteorological service of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia became a member of International Meteorological Organization-IMO (founded in Brussels in 1853 and in Wien in 1873) as a predecessor of present World Meteorological Organization, WMO. Academician Milutin Milankovic was our representative there for many years.
Establishment of Hydrographic Department with General Water Direction in 1922 marked the unification of the hydrological service of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes and it is recognized as a beginning of organized hydrological service. First water measuring stations were placed on the Sava river near Belgrade in 1920 and also on the Danube near Smederevo. First hydrometric measurements on water courses in Serbia began in 1923. At the same time began reporting service of water level reports aimed at forecasting possible flooding. At the request of the International Danube Commision reporting for the river Danube started in 1922.
In II World War many meteorological and hydrological stations ceased their work with the exception of Meteorological Observatory in Belgrade.
On 7 January 1947, the Regulation of the Government of Federative People`s Republic of Yugoslavia, Federal Hydrometeorological Institute (FHMI) was founded unifying the hydrometeorologica service on the territory of the whole country. At the invitation of the organizers, representatives of the FHMI signed on 22 September 1947 in Washington, a Convention on the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Convention was ratified on 23 March 1950. Our meteorological service was one of 45 world meteorological services, founders of WMO. In this way, the continuity of the affiliation of our service to the headquarters of world services was kept from the International Meteorological Organization to WMO.
Newly founded states that became independent after seceding from former Yugoslavia, starting from 1991, became new members of WMO. Meteorological Service of Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia (SRY), now State Union of Serbia and Montenegro, is the successor of founding rights of WMO. WMO has never imposed sanctions against our service and has never ousted it from any working body although UN imposed economic sanctions against SRY.
During NATO agression in 1999 instruments and facilities of our service were damaged or completely destroyed. In February 2000, WMO asked its Member countries to assist our service because of the war damages. After the report of WMO experts, assistance was rendered through the VCP programme. So far, the assistance of meteorological services of China and Japan has been rendered.
In the period of the coming of international forces to Kosovo, all meteorological and hydrological stations were completely destroyed. For five years the area of Kosovo and Metohija has been a “black hole” on the meteorological map of Europe.
After the FHMI was abolished in April 2003, Republic Hydrometeorological Institute of Serbia was entrusted, as its legal successor, with all its responsibilities, especially the international cooperation.