Our Mandate

A National Meteorological Service (NMS) anywhere in the world is a key institution charged with the responsibility of weather observation, analysis and prediction, for purposes of protecting life and property, safeguarding the environment, provision of advice and assessment for policy formulation as well as contribution to sustainable development.

In Zambia, ZMD is the National Meteorological Service and the primary provider of meteorological services. The department has offices in every Provincial capital and some districts, and it is responsible for providing weather and climate information to the public and various sectors of the economy. ZMD is also the custodian of the official records of Zambian Weather and Climate.