Kuwait Meteorological Department

The Department

The Kuwait Meteorological Department of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation was established in 1953 and has been a member of World Meteorology Organisation since 1962. The departments goal is to monitor, observe and study weather and climate in Kuwait. The department consists of five superintendents who oversee Forecast, Climate, Stations, Communications-Met Info and Instrumentation Maintenance sections. The Kuwait Meteorological Department employs approximately 150 qualified staff who work around the clock to operate, monitor and maintain complex and up-to-date meteorological equipment and systems which are essential to the the Department operation.

The Department operates 27 land and marine automatic weather observation stations (which are located throughout the State of Kuwait), 14 wind-shear early warning systems and 6 independent automatic weather stations at Kuwait Airport runways which are used primarily for improving safety during aircraft movements. Additionally the Department operates a fully manned 24x7 weather observing station at Kuwait Airport. Separately, the Department operates specialised systems to measure the radiation and elements of the upper atmosphere/ozone layers up to 16 Km in vertical height and one latest generation Doppler Weather Radar which is used primarily to detect clouds types, height and density and areas that effected by dust.


Services

Kuwait Meteorological Department provides 5 day weather and marine forecast twice a day, weather warnings and watches for extreme weather events such as thunderstorms, dust storms and flooding at least 72 hours prior the the expected event. The department is the official source and provider of weather information in Kuwait. The department serves government sectors such as Air Force, National Guard, Ministry of Transportations, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Electricity and Water, Navy, Cost Guard, Kuwait Ports, Marine Operations and Fire Department. Also climate statistics and studies are provided by the Meteorological Department to educational institutes and other sectors.

Current weather condition reports are provided automatically to all airplanes crossing Kuwait airfield to ensure the safety of all inbound and outbound aviation traffic. The automated reports reports includes weather alerts and areas that are effected by storms or volcanic aches.

The Kuwait Meteorological Department contributes to a dedicated Meteorological global network thus enabling meteorological data exchange to other official meteorological agencies at the regional level as well as world wide. The department operates within all guidelines and regulations of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).


ISO Certificate

Met. ISO Team Receiving the ISO Award

The Kuwait Meteorological Department acquired ISO certification ISP9001:2008 in 2013 and currently working on developing its services to acquire ISO certification ISP9001:2013 to be able to fulfil WMO and ICAO standards and requirements.


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