About Us

Meteorological Directorate
Introduction -  Vision -  Mission -  Objectives -  Corporate Strategy -  Function -  Responsibilities of the MD to Civil Aviation -  Responsibilities of the MD to the General Public and Media -  Responsibilities of the MD for Marine Activities -  Quality Management System (QMS) -  Key Personnel

  • Introduction

    The Bahrain Meteorological Directorate (BMD) is the authorized Government Organization for all meteorological activities in the country. The history of BMD began in 1902, when the first Meteorological records were made, and our meteorological archives go back to that date. The Kingdom joined the world Meteorological Organization (WMO) the specialized Meteorological agency of United Nations in 1980. In 2001, the Kingdom was elected as president of regional Association II (Asia) which consists of 35 countries of Asia, and in 2005, unanimously was reelected for a second four year term. The BMD contributes to Bahrain's national social, economic by providing critical weather services. The BMD is responsible for the supply of meteorological advice and information, both historical and of a forecast nature, to the government of Bahrain, its ministries, the armed forces, civil aviation, the media, marine operations including international waters, commerce and industry, and to the people of Bahrain. It is also responsible for carrying out research into meteorological and related subjects for Bahrain and the region, and to investigate the factors responsible for climate change.


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  • Vision :

    To be a world-class National Meteorological Excellent Center providing services nationally, regionally and internationally, growing through customer appreciation of our innovative and quality services.


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  • Mission :

    The overall mission of BMD is to provide effective meteorological services for improved protection of life, property and the environment, increased safely on land, at sea and in the air, enhanced quality of life and contribute to the national economic vision and to support the international obligations such as WMO and ICAO.


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  • Objectives :

    The main objectives of the BMD are:

  • To operate and maintain observations.

  • To provide a meteorological service that meets the needs of aviation.

  • To provide a meteorological service that meets the needs of mariners.

  • To provide a meteorological service that meets the needs of the military.

  • Issue and make available weather forecasts to the general public and media.

  • Satisfy the needs of other Government Departments and various companies involved in agriculture, industry, health and the environment.

  • Meet the needs of future Bahraini generations for reliable and homogenous climatological records.


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  • Corporate Strategy :

    The overall mission of BMD is to provide effective meteorological services for improved protection of life, property and the environment, increased safely on land, at sea and in the air, enhanced quality of life and contribute to the national economic vision and to support the international obligations such as WMO and ICAO.

  • The BMD's overall corporate aim for the five years 2010-2014, is to provide the Bahrain community with the best and most efficient nation meteorological service possible.

  • The BMD activities are focused on the standardization and expansion of station networks, training and encouraging the specialization.


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  • Function :

  • To provide timely and accurate weather forecasts for the public, civil aviation, defence forces, agriculture, marine and other human activities, all on a routine basis.

  • To issue early warnings on the occurrences of critical weather phenomena and dangerous sea conditions in the Bahrain Kingdom region to the public and relevant agencies involved in disaster mitigation.

  • To strengthen our engagement with high-level decision makers and stake holders in government and the media. To emphasize the value of public warnings.

  • To exchange of meteorological data, forecasts and warnings to meet national and international obligations.

  • To support and encourage research and training in meteorology through school education programmes to ensure a better understanding and appreciation of the value of, and the increased benefit from, weather and climate information.

  • To provide climatological services to users in all sectors of the economy upon request.

  • To monitor climate, research and application, including climate change and environment studies.

  • To maintain a technically-advanced observation station network to support monitoring of weather conditions activities in the country.

  • To discharge international obligations (WMO/ICAO) in connection to the science of meteorology.

  • To represent the Government at regional and international forums.


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  • Responsibilities of the BMD to Civil Aviation :

    The BMD's meteorological authority designated by the Government to provide meteorological services for national and international air navigation. These services are provided by BMD in accordance to the ICAO/WMO regulation and standards. BMD conforms to all WMO recommendations in its operations and dispensation of services. It also strictly conforms to all ICAO recommendations for practices and procedures in dealing with civil aviation.


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  • Responsibilities of the BMD to the General Public and Media :

    The BMD is responsible for the supply of reliable and accurate weather forecasts for activities relating to the general public. This will include warnings of severe weather that may endanger life and property. The information will be disseminated through various media including press, radio, TV, and the weather answerphone and the CAA website.


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  • Responsibilities of the BMD for Marine Activities :

    The BMD is responsible for the supply of meteorological information in relation to all marine activities in and around Bahrain sea areas. BMD is also responsible for the supply of meteorological information to MENAS covering the sea areas of the Arabian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman and its approaches. The responsibility covers all activities including those of the armed forces, commercial companies, civilian owned boats and small craft, and the Coastguard, with the supply of regular and routine marine forecasts and warnings of severe marine conditions.


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  • Quality Management System (QMS) :

    The BMD operates its own quality control service and is continually striving to improve it. The CAA policy is to extend the ISO 9000 series of quality management to embrace every one of its departments. In addition consequently to the adoption of amendment 72 in 2001, the BMD as the designated meteorological authority of Kingdom of Bahrain implemented a quality system for its aviation weather service in support of international air navigation. The BMD was awarded the ISO 9000 certificate in November 2008 for all its services.


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  • Key Personnel :

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    * Adel Tarrar Daham, Director of Meteorology, Phone: 17329944 - 17321177 Fax: 17320630.  

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