Vision, Mission and Mandate


The long-term vision of DHMS is building a nation and its society prepared and responsive to hydro-meteorological threats and opportunities in the pursuit of “Self Reliance and Inclusive Green Socio-economic Development” through provision of decision-support information on weather, climate and water resources.


Provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy.

To influence positive results that matter to the public, within severe resource constraints and overcome challenges of building credibility and public trust.


The National Center for Weather, Climate and Water Resources with primary mandate of providing hydro-meteorological products and services to support  policy, planning and decision making.


General: to provide an effective national source of hydro-meteorological data, service, and advice to meet the needs of the general public, emergency services and other specialized users.

  • To develop effective hydro-meteorological and flood warning services network and database to provide appropriate and timely services and products.
  • To strengthen institutional and capacity development to staff and
  • To Strengthen cooperation with national, regional and international organization to carry out research and development study related to hydro-meteorology and water resources