Thursday, August 24, 2017

Our Vision

Aspiring to Become a Leading, World Class Operational Forecasting Centre and Scientific Institution that Provides Optimum Contribution to Improved Quality of Life

Our Mission

To Facilitate Accessible Meteorological Information and Services and Infusion of Scientific Knowledge to Spur Socio-economic Growth and Development

FUNCTIONS OF THE KENYA METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT

  • Provision of meteorological and climatological services to agriculture, forestry, water resources management, civil aviation and the private sector including industry, commerce and public utilities for the better exploitation and utilization of natural resources for national development;
  • Provision of meteorological services to shipping in the western Indian Ocean including the issuing of cyclone warnings for the safety of merchant and other ships;
  • Provision of meteorological services to military aviation for the safety of the Kenya Air Force aircraft for national defence;
  • Organization and administration of surface and upper air meteorological observations within its area of responsibility and the publication of climatological data;
  • Maintenance of an efficient telecommunications system for rapid collection and dissemination of meteorological information required for national and international use in accordance with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) procedures;
  • Co-ordination of research in meteorology and climatology including co-operation with other authorities in all aspects of applied meteorological research, and the maintenance of the National Meteorological Library;
  • Evolvement of suitable training programmes in all fields of meteorology and other related scientific subjects which are relevant to the development of Kenya and other countries that participate in the Department’s training activities.

GREEN WORLD AWARDS

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WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE NEXT SEVEN-DAY PERIOD VALID 8TH TO 14TH AUGUST, 2017

During the review period, day-time (maximum) temperatures generally increased over most of the country. Decreases were observed over the Coast […]

The government pumps ksh 200 million to install modern weather observation system in its three international airports.

By Dickens Wasonga. The Kenyan government has invested sh. 200 million to install automatic weather observation system in its three […]

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