The Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) is Singapore’s national authority on the weather and climate. It is an operational pillar under the National Environment Agency (NEA). The key divisions within MSS are:
Business and Strategy Division
The Business and Strategy Division manages corporate affairs and provides strategic support for MSS. The division is responsible for strategic planning, international relations and partnerships, customer relationship management including contracts, facility management, outreach and events.
Centre for Climate Research Singapore
The Centre for Climate Research Singapore undertakes research to advance scientific understanding of tropical climate variability and change affecting Singapore and the wider Southeast Asia region. The Centre’s focus areas cover climate modelling and prediction, seasonal and sub-seasonal prediction, weather modelling development and applications, and the delivery of research to operations. Find out more about its research work here
Meteorological Observations and Systems Division
The Meteorological Observations and Systems Division implements, and maintains a comprehensive network of specialised meteorological observing systems and applications to support operational weather forecasting and the provision of meteorological services. The division also undertakes weather observation practices in accordance with international standards, and manages the long-term archive and quality control of national climate data.
Weather Services Division
The Weather Services Division delivers national weather assessments, forecasts, warnings, and hazard monitoring services for civil aviation, military, maritime, government agencies, businesses and the general public. The division also undertakes applications development work to meet customer requirements, by leveraging computer weather prediction models, advanced weather monitoring systems and data analytics technologies to support the division’s core services..
MSS hosts the ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC), which was initiated as a regional collaboration programme to enhance the capacity of meteorological services in ASEAN member countries.
Our Vision: to be a world-class meteorological centre of excellence contributing to public safety and enhancing quality of life. Our Mission: to observe and understand the weather and climate affecting Singapore and to provide services in support of national needs and international co-operation.
The key areas within the mission include:
- Collecting and maintaining of reliable long-term national weather records
- Providing reliable weather and climate services
- Conducting high quality research to advance understanding and prediction of the weather and climate of Singapore and the region
- Performing risk and impact assessment of natural environmental hazards