According to the World Meteorological Organization, the coronavirus pandemic and the global lockdowns to curb its spread could impact routine climate monitoring if it continues. The organisation is worried that even weather forecasting and observation capacities may come to a standstill. Weather-related disasters and climate change continue to hit the globe at an unprecedented rate. The WMO urges nations to pay attention to their early warnings and weather-observing capacities. In countries where these measurements are taken manually by scientists, indications suggest that this work might have stopped for now.