The objectives of the Meteorological Department of St. Maarten are to:
  • Monitor weather conditions 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Observe, record, and transmit upper-air data (temperature, humidity, winds, etc)
  • Correspond with regional & international weather stations on various meteorological & climatological phenomena
  • Produce and disseminate weather forecasts and warnings to the general public, marine and aviation industries
  • Issue special reports whenever necessary, such as in the event of heavy rainfall, tropical storms, and/or other hazardous weather phenomena
  • Manage and maintain meteorological and climatological data on a regular basis (monthly and yearly)
  • Uphold national & international policy in the field of meteorology, climatology and other geophysical fields