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The directorate is responsible for collection and distribution of real-time weather information from all outstations in the field as well as producing daily public and aviation forecasts. Weather forecast services generates products to serve interests of different clients and among others, these include;

The Forecasting Directorate is headed by a Director. The Director Forecasting Services reports directly to the Executive Director and DFS comprises of four major sections, namely:-

  1. National Meteorological Centre (NMC)
  2. Aeronautical Meteorology Services
  3. Weather Modeling and Verification Services
  4. Technical Services Division

The four sections are interdependent with the bulk of the functions being of operational nature. In a nutshell the directorate deals with, collection and exchange of weather data both internally and externally; weather analysis, issuing and disseminating forecasts and other weather information (such as warnings, real-time data etc) to targeted users and the general public. A brief summary of activities undertaken by various sections is given under separate headings.