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Weather Forecasting Section 

Mission Statement
To provide expert advice and to produce reliable data on meteorological systems for  Samoa.

 Section functions and areas of work 


Meteorology

·         The section aims to produce and provide the public, aviation and transport systems, mariners, with twice daily weather forecasts and advice on weather related events

·         To organize and manage Operations to observe and record hourly, synoptic (3 hourly), and daily weather observations for critical weather information dissemination to aviation and transport systems, mariners, and for climate archival

 

Operations

·     Operations record data 24 hours, 7 days a week, at the Apia, Mulinu'u station and at the Faleolo Airport station

·     The data recorded is also coded by Operations for hourly metars (meteorological aviation reports) and synoptic (3 hourly) reports. This data is shared on the global meteorological network