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Kuching Forecast Office

Introduction

The setting up of Kuching Regional Weather Forecasting Office in Malaysia Meteorological Department of Sarawak branch is to serve as a regional center to manage and provide weather forecast for Aviation, Massmedia, Private sector and the General public for the state of Sarawak.

Function

The main function is to achieve quality and continuous output for the support of weather forecasting and national climatology and maintain Nation commitment in the World Weather Watch programme for world peace and harmony which carry out under 3 categories:-

Administration
Maintainence
Assured Quality

Services

The provision of weather information including weather forecasting continues to be the main service provided by the Kuching Regional Weather Forecasting Office.

Services provided by Kuching Regional Weather Forecasting office are as follows:- 

Issuance of daily weather forecast to the Aviation, Massmedia and the General public.
Issuance of customized weather (observed and forecast) for special project and specific requests.
Carry out general weather watch and monitoring and update all weather forecasts when necessary.
Issuance of severe weather warnings when necessary.
Answering enquries regarding weather forecast and weather phenomena.
To provide the Air Traffic Control Center ( ATC ) with actual weather information, landing forecasts and hazardous weather warnings including Wind-shear and Microburst alerts.
To provide ground handling agents and airlines with meteorological flight documentation.
To provide weather alerts to the State Government, Natural Disaster Relief Committee, Government agencies like Drainage amd Irrigation Department (DID), Marine Department etc.
To conduct cloud seeding operations to increase water resources and clearing of haze.

 



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