Climate Services to keep people informed – Fiji MET

Climate Services to keep people informed – Fiji MET

Fiji Times, Wed 28 Feb: Climate services from the Fiji Meteorological Service (FMS) are increasingly becoming important towards the support of our national and regional climate risk studies, analysis and management.

The Climate Services, Research and Development arm of the FMS provides much valuable consulting support service by providing specialised data, climate and weather association reports and advisory services towards the development needs of the many sectors of our national economy.


Fiji, like other small island developing states, is vulnerable to the effects of global warming, climate variability and climate change. Severe TC Winston in February 2016 was a stark reminder of the profound impacts a single disaster could have on Fiji. It is mandatory for stakeholders to have focal points, where in-house qualified personnel deal with these sensitive issues to mitigate impacts nationally, in their area of operation.

National climate services (NCS), not only in Fiji but globally at all national meteorological centres (NMCs) have great responsibility to mankind especially nowadays with the great emphasis, expense and seriousness being placed upon climate variability and change issues.

Because of these concerns and in order to guide effective development and applications of climate services around the world, the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) was established in 2009 at the World Climate Conference-3 organised by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) with other United Nations (UN) agencies, governments and partners.Read in Fiji Times