South African Weather Service

The South African Weather Service has a variety of weather products and services which include:

·         Specialised weather forecasting services;

·         Value-added climate information including real-time lightning information, lightning verifications and publications;

·         Meteorological consultations, including advice to the legal and insurance industries;

·         Manufacturing and selling of meteorological equipment, with a rental option as well as maintenance of the equipment.

The South African Weather Service currently maintain two separate seasonal forecasting systems. One dynamical global Ensemble Prediction System (EPS) using the ECHAM4.5 Atmospheric General Circulation Model (AGCM), as well as a statistical forecasting system which is based on a Model Output Statistics (MOS) approach and is downscaled to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) area of interest. The Long-Range Forecasting Group was also awarded the Global Producing Status (GPC) for the aforementioned EPS, which ensures that specific standards are met for producing global predictions.

Learn more about the South African Weather Service.