Public Weather Services

Our Central Forecast office (CFO) is under the Directorate of Weather Forecasting Services. It is the operational section that is responsible for providing quality, timely and accurate weather forecasts and content to the public. Our CFO also issues appropriate high impact weather alerts using our heavy and weekly rainfall bulletins for significant weather activities.

NiMet weather presentation is one of our most visible platforms that is viewed by millions of viewers across the Nation. The weather bulletin gives a city-specific forecast for over 60 cities of the 36 States plus the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). It is also framed to cover more of the climatic-geopolitical regions than mentioned cities as deemed necessary. Our products and services are to protect lives and property as well as for the general welfare and wellbeing of the Nation.


  • Design and produce timely and accurate weather forecasts
  • Generate Three (3) day forecast for selected cities in Nigeria
  • Issuance of Weather Alerts, when necessary for Planning and Decision Making
  • Use weather symbols and infographics to explain weather information
  • Generate Daily Weather bulletins
  • Update Weather Information on the World Weather Information Services (WWIS)

Products and Services

  • Daily Weather Forecast (1 and 3 days) for Television and On- line platforms
  • Daily Weather Bulletins for Major Nigerian Cities
  • Daily Weather Outlook
  • Daily Weather Forecast for the Nigerian Airforce
  • World Weather Information Service (Based on request by WMO)
  • Weather Updates and Alerts (When necessary)
  • Daily Weather Forecast for Sierra Leone and Liberia Meteorological Services
  • Specialised Weather Forecasts for Military, Sports, Tourism etc
  • Training of New Meteorologists, National Youth Service Corpers (NYSC) and Students on Industrial Training
  • Forecast Validation and Verification
  • Coordinate Facility Tour for Students on Excursion