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About Us

Solomon Islands Government Meteorological Service Division is a division within the Solomon Islands Government  Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology.

Background

The Solomon Islands Meteorological Service was a section under the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (P&T) before the Solomon Islands gained its independence in 1978. Maintenance of equipment was the responsibility of the P&T as the then, Bureau of Meteorology Australia, started reducing its expatriate staff support program. This happened as the section was upgraded to a Meteorology Division in 1984 during a change in government under the portfolio of the Ministry of Posts and Communications.

In 1985, a Meteorology Act was passed in the National Parliament and Solomon Islands Meteorological Services (SIMS) became a member of World Meteorological Organization on 06th May 1985. The Act makes provisions for the effective and proper administration of Meteorological Services to support economic development and the national interest of Solomon Islands to deal with other Meteorological related matters.

Currently, Solomon Islands Meteorological Services Division operates seven manned Met Stations, Six Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) and seven Automatic Rainfall Gauges (ARG) stations. The main operating office is located at GESO Building, Vavaya Ridge in Honiara.

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