Weather Office



Introduction

Weather affects our daily lives directly or indirectly, it affects most of the activities we do, like what clothes to wear, where we would like to go for a holiday.

Weather forecasting office is the nation’s weather service provider of weather forecasts and warnings for Lesotho for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy.

In support of this, the weather forecasting overall objective is to produce timely and accurate weather forecasts and weather information using the best available scientific principles for various uses but in particular, for public safety and air navigation. 

The forecasting office objectives are:

  • To provide timely and accurate weather forecasts and warnings to the public
  • To conduct necessary research to implement and improve forecasts and warnings.         
  • To provide weather information to aviation community for protection of lives and property as well as for the regularity of international air navigation.

 

The division is responsible for:

  • Monitoring general weather conditions throughout the country on a 24-hour basis and issuing severe weather advisories and warnings when necessary.
  • Providing short, medium and long range weather forecasts and customized products for specific requests.
  • Maintaining continuous watch over Lesotho air space and issue significant meteorological warnings for specific meteorological parameters crucial to the safety of aircrafts operations.

Preparing monthly weather summaries and synopsis.

  • Monitoring and ensuring that relevant standards and procedures are followed for easy exchange of data with world data centers.

 

  • To provide timely and accurate weather forecasts and warnings to the public
  • To conduct necessary research to implement and improve forecasts and warnings.      To provide weather information to aviation community for protection of lives and property as well as for the regularity of international air navigation.

 

 

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