Marine Meteorology

Our Work

Marine Meteorology (Marine met) is a subfield of Meteorology, that deals with weather and climate as well as the associated oceanographic conditions in the marine, island and coastal environment. 

Our marine met services is aimed at supporting the safety of life and property at sea. We also engage in integrated coastal management and the minimization of societal impacts from natural hazards through the provision of world-class met-ocean services. 

NiMet marine met services are carried out by observing, analysing and modelling weather conditions in a marine environment to better understand the physics of weather systems and ocean-atmosphere interactions.

What We offer

  • Observation of marine weather elements- Sea Surface Temp (SST), Temperature, Relative Humidity (RH), Wind, Weather and Visibility 
  • Issuance of daily marine weather forecasts/early warnings 
  • Forecast Variables- Wind, Sea State, Significant Wave Height (SWH)
  • Marine Forecasts (Inshore and Shipping)

Our Quarterly Marine Bulletins cover:

  • Analysis of Temperature 
  • Weather and Sea Surface Temperature (SST)
  • Outlook of the Next Quarter
  • Case Studies 

The Agency offers world-class marine met services that conform with the requirements of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM), the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) using the instrument of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at sea (SOLAS).