Malaysian Meteorological Department

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Malaysian Meteorological Department
جابتن ميتيورولوڬي مليسيا
Malaysian Meteorological Department Logo.jpg
The official logo of MetMalaysia
Agency overview
Formed 1 September 1946
Preceding agencies
  • Singapore Observation Station (1820)
  • Malayan Meteorological Service (1946)
  • Malaysian Meteorlogical Service (1965)
Jurisdiction Federal Government of Malaysia
Headquarters Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
3°06′N 101°39′E / 3.100°N 101.650°E / 3.100; 101.650
Parent department Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia

The Malaysian Meteorological Department (formerly abbreviated as MMD and now MetMalaysia) is an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) which is responsible for providing various meteorological, climate and geophysical services to meet the needs of the nation in meteorological, climate and geophysical services for well being, safety and sustainable development. MetMalaysia is responsible for monitoring the onshore, sea and air weather conditions continuously throughout the country. In addition, MetMalaysia issues forecasts, advice, weather and ocean alerts and climate surveys to reduce disaster risk. MetMalaysia also provides aviation meteorological services to launch aircraft operations and geophysical services to detect earthquakes and tsunami warnings for Malaysia.


To be a leading meteorological, climate and geophysical center by 2030.


To meet national needs in meteorological, climate and geophysical services for well being, safety and sustainable development.

Strategic Thrust[edit]

  • Improve the effectiveness of weather services to reduce disaster risk
  • Strengthen flight meteorological services to ensure flight safety and well being
  • Empower earthquake and tsunami services to reduce the risk of earthquake and tsunami disaster
  • Strengthen climate service for national prosperity
  • Empower human capital development


Malaysian Meteorological Department

  • Director General
    • Deputy Director General (Strategic & Technical)
      • Research & Technical Development Division
      • National Climate Centre
      • Technical Training Division
      • Strategic Planning & International Division
      • Meteorological Communication Division
    • Deputy Director General (Operation)
      • National Weather & Geophysic Operation Centre
      • Technical Weather & Geophysic Division
      • Radar & Satellite Meteorological Division
    • National Meteorological Aviation Centre
    • States Meteorological Office
    • Management Service Division
    • Meteorological Instrumentation & Atmospheric Science Centre
    • **Corporate Communication Unit
    • Integrity Unit


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