Meteorological Department

Meteorology, the study of the atmosphere especially as it relates to the weather, makes it possible to predict or forecast the weather to a certain extent.

In Jamaica, the Meteorological Service of Jamaica, which is a scientific division of the Ministry of Land and Environment, handles this very important business of meteorology.

On gaining Independence in 1962, Jamaica became an individual member of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations.

Agency/Department Head

Evon Thompson (Director)

65 3/4 Half Way Tree Road

Kingston 10