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Meteorological Services


Subject to the Meteorological Act Chapter 13:21, the functions of the Department shall be to:

  • Construct, establish, acquire, maintain and operate seismological and meteorological undertakings.
  • Issue weather and climate forecasts, and advance warnings on weather conditions likely to endanger life and property.
  • Collect, process, disseminate, control the quality of and archive national, regional and international data sets.
  • Maintain a climatological database and provide a history of past weather and climatic conditions.
  • Provide specific operational meteorological services to major users such as the aviation, agriculture, energy, defense, tourism and water resources industries.
  • Provide and operate meteorological telecommunication systems in compliance with Resolution 40 of the World Meteorological Organization.
  • Plan, implement, operate, maintain and repair surface and upper air meteorological observing networks.
  • Sell by-products produced in the course of its operations.
  • Train meteorological personnel.
  • Carry out meteorological research and investigation.