Meteorological Service of Jamaica (Met Office)

The Meteorological Division is comprised of three distinct branches, all overseen by the Director of Meteorological Services and managed by the Administration and Support Services Branch, the Weather Branch, and the Climate Branch. The Climate Branch is responsible for maintaining a current database of the climate of Jamaica and for the utilization of this data in informing productive sectors of the country. It consists of a Data Acquisition Section that sets up and maintains an island wide network of rainfall and climatological stations; a Data Processing Section that gathers, archives and analyses the climatological data with a view to monitoring and assessing the climate of the island; and an Applied Meteorology Section that processes the needs of clients, which include crop water requirements, design criteria for hydrologists and engineers, and climatological information for resolving weather related legal and insurance issues. The Weather Branch is concerned with the observation and forecasting of weather conditions over and around the island.

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Geographic Scope Jamaica
Author Government of Jamaica, Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Meteorological Service Division
Metadata Last Updated December 17, 2020, 19:16 (UTC)
Created December 2, 2020, 19:51 (UTC)